Post Tagged with: "UN"

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.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

Maternity Ward.  A nurse from the Spanish Aecid team attends to a patien at the Eastern Visayas Hospital. Tacloban, Philippines.  11/20/13.

Global Health: Our Moral Compass in a World of Crisis

Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.

Indonesian peacekeepers with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) prepare to leave their base for a patrol near Al-Taybe, South Lebanon. In 2006, UNIFIL expanded its deployment to Southern Lebanon, a high-tension area near the Lebanon-Israel border (also known as the Blue Line), when the two countries resumed hostilities.
28/Aug/2009. , Lebanon. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

UNSC Resolution 2272: Progress against Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping?

UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

The UN requires reform. Some of its methods are odious. But it is up to its members up to decide if they are willing to give the UN the tools it needs to be effective.

A Seat at the Table: International LGBTQ Rights at the United Nations

A Seat at the Table: International LGBTQ Rights at the United Nations

Despite promising developments, initiatives to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under law have largely failed at the United Nations.

Review – Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations

Review – Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations

Addressing a marked gap in IR literature, Haynes provides a timely account of how religious organizations play an increasingly important role in international affairs.

Global Warming: Is Paris the Last-chance Saloon?

Global Warming: Is Paris the Last-chance Saloon?

Global warming’s last-chance saloon will soon be upon us. Yet, far from acting together, we have various gangs ready to shoot each other in the back while the piano-player plays on.

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Students from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, and Sciences Po simulated whether sovereignty should be conditional in the face of severe human rights violations.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The ‘rise’ of terrorism has been caused by powerful Western and Euro-centric states, and the UN has failed in its distribution of fair and reasonable jurisprudence.

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