Post Tagged with: "UN Security Council"

An International Security Assistance Force member gives a toy to an Afghan child July 11 at the Kabul Female Prison and Detention Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.  ISAF members donated school supplies, toys, soccer balls and women's clothing to the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz) (released)

Gender Matters: Mainstreaming Women, Peace and Security at NATO

The aim must be to transform practice through better representing women’s agency, rather than reinforcing regressive gendered logics.

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

Animated by the interests of the strongest member states, the Security Council of the United Nations has become a global hegemon fractured by internal disagreement.

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

The Security Council is an unedifying conflation of craven geopolitics. The veto power of the P5 is incompatible with the protection and promotion of human rights.

Six Reasons Why the UN Security Council Should Not Discuss Climate Change

Six Reasons Why the UN Security Council Should Not Discuss Climate Change

Now may be the right time to shift attention from the UNSC to an alternative forum through which the implications of climate change could be discussed and solutions elicited.

Acquiring a Bomb Does Not an Aggressor Make

Acquiring a Bomb Does Not an Aggressor Make

In yet another example of its limited abilities to impact international outcomes, the UNSC again this week agreed to sanction North Korea in an effort to deter threats of nuclear war.

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Australia has not withdrawn its SC candidacy. Whether that confidence is warranted will be revealed next week when the General Assembly meets to elect nonpermanent members of the Security Council.

NATO’s Implementation of UN SCR 1325

NATO’s Implementation of UN SCR 1325

NATO has utilised UN SCR 1325 on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ as a tool to justify advocating increasing women in the military in order to counter manpower shortages.

Has Kofi Annan Failed in Syria?

Has Kofi Annan Failed in Syria?

One can see why some would argue that the Annan plan has failed. However, it is important to retain a realistic perspective about how much a third-party mediator can hope to achieve given the circumstances.

Reflections on the New Republic of South Sudan

Reflections on the New Republic of South Sudan

While South Sudan is clearly facing great problems and even grave danger at the moment, there is still room for optimism. The people are resilient and determined, they are proud of their new nation, and they have a remarkable capacity for hope.

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

The best response to the crisis in Syria is the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to oversee an inclusive political process for a new Syrian constitution.

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

The China–Russia veto does not prove the irrelevance of the UN Security Council. Rather, it proves that the politics of the Security Council must be got right before an R2P military intervention; and the political equilibrium should be maintained during the operation.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of Regime Change

The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of Regime Change

Because of the deep concern on the part of many UN member states that RtoP could give rise to a regime change agenda and the equally deep global opposition to such an agenda, it is incumbent on us to explore the relationship more deeply in order to ascertain whether there are ways of maintaining a clear distinction between RtoP and regime change without sacrificing the protection of civilians.

The Illusion of Progress: Libya and the Future of R2P

The Illusion of Progress: Libya and the Future of R2P

The problem with R2P is precisely that which rendered “Never Again!” and the Genocide Convention impotent, namely that its enforcement is conditional on the support of the permanent five members of the Security Council. Only the very naive imagine that the P5 honour Article 24.1 of the Charter and act on behalf of UN member states; each state’s respective national interest determines their position.

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