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April 2019 NSDA Public Forum Debate: UN Security Council & India Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.
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NSDA Public Forum, March 2019: UNSC & India Page 1 Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 META 3 REFORM THE UNSC NOW: CURRENT MAKEUP = “DEMOCRACY DEFICIT” 3 REFORM THE UNSC NOW: SECURITY COUNCIL MUST GROW TO BE RELEVANT 4 PRO 5 SEAT JUSTIFIED: INDIA IS A WORLD POWER 5 SEAT JUSTIFIED: INDIA HUGE CONTRIBUTOR TO UN PEACEKEEPING 7 SEAT JUSTIFIED: INDIA MEETS UN CRITERIA FOR EXPANDED SEATS 8 SEAT JUSTIFIED: ABSENCE OF INDIA RISKS UNSC CREDIBILITY 9 SEAT JUSTIFIED: INDIA = TOP ECONOMIC POWER 10 SEAT JUSTIFIED: INDIA = STABLE DEMOCRACY 12 SEAT JUSTIFIED: WIDE GLOBAL SUPPORT 13 INDIA SEAT GOOD: GIVES CREDIBILITY TO THE UNSC 14 INDIA SEAT GOOD: HELPS GLOBAL POVERTY/DEVELOPING NATIONS 15 INDIA SEAT GOOD: BALANCES CHINA 17 INDIA SEAT GOOD: BALANCES RUSSIA 19 US BENEFITS: US-INDIAN RELATIONSHIP CRITICAL FOR US 20 US BENEFITS: MORE POWERFUL INDIA HELPS THE US 22 US BENEFITS: MORE POWERFUL INDIA HELPS US DURING CRISIS SITUATIONS 23 US BENEFITS: COULD HELP US ON CLIMATE CHANGE 24 WORKABLE APPROACHES: GIVE INDIA A SEAT, BUT, NO VETO POWER 25 WORKABLE APPROACHES: G4 PROPOSAL 26 A/T: BAN THE VETO 27 CON 28 SEAT UNLIKELY: REFORMS MUST CLEAR HIGH BAR 28 SEAT UNLIKELY: ESTABLISH POWERS WILL REFUSE TO DILUTE THEIR POWER 29 SEAT UNLIKELY: MANY POWERFUL NATIONS NOT ON THE UNSC WILL BLOCK 30 SEAT UNLIKELY: DEVELOPING NATIONS DON’T SUPPORT EXPANSION FOR INDIAN SEAT 31 SEAT UNLIKELY: INDIA TURNED DOWN FOR OTHER SEATS 32 SEAT UNLIKELY: CHINA WILL VETO 33 SEAT UNLIKELY: AFRICAN UNION OPPOSES 35 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: INDIAN ECONOMY IS WEAK 36 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: INDIA IS POLITICALLY UNSTABLE 38 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: DOESN’T SOLVE REPRESENTATION PROBLEMS 41 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: INDIA MUST CONTINUE TO LIBERALIZE ITS ECONOMY 42 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: INDIA NEEDS A MORE MATURE VISION OF FOREIGN POLICY 43 SEAT NOT JUSTIFIED: INDIA MUST RESOLVE KASHMIR BEFORE GETTING A SEAT 45 INDIA SEAT BAD: HURTS UNITED STATES INTERESTS 47
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NSDA Public Forum, March 2019: UNSC & India Page 2 INDIA SEAT BAD: INDIAN GLOBAL POLITICAL VIEWS ARE A WILDCARD 49 INDIA SEAT BAD: HURTS INDIAN RELATIONS 50 INDIA SEAT BAD: DOESN’T FIX THE CORE PROBLEM 51 REFORM UNLIKELY: NO TIMELINE FOR SECURITY COUNCIL REORG 52 ALTERNATIVE ADVOCACY: MORE SEATS, NOT TO INDIA 53 ALTERNATIVE ADVOCACY: UFC PROPOSAL 54 ALTERNATIVE ADVOCACY: EXPAND THE WHOLE SECURITY COUNCIL 55 ALTERNATIVE ADVOCACY: BAN VETO POWER 56 ALTERNATIVE ADVOCACY: CHANGE WORKING METHODS 59 A/T: US SUPPORTS 60 A/T: EXPANSION REPRESENTS THE SOUTH/UNDERPRIVILEGED/DEVELOPING NATIONS 61
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NSDA Public Forum, March 2019: UNSC & India Page 3 META REFORM THE UNSC NOW: CURRENT MAKEUP = “DEMOCRACY DEFICIT” THE UN MUST REFORM THE SECURITY COUNCIL IN ORDER TO FIX THE “DEMOCRACY DEFICIT” IN THE ORGANIZATION-Hoge ‘05 [Warren; Plans to Expand Security Council May Be Frustrated for Now; New York Times; 15 July 2005; page A4] Debate this week in the General Assembly has focused on three competing proposals for expanding the 15-member Security Council.
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