UN Through The Lens of Realism (Tannett, B. 2012) Class Lecture

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UN Through The Lens of Realism (Tannett, B. 2012) Class Lecture
1 R: L idealistic principles
1.1 Unsuccessful Utopian Ideas
1.1.1 Formulated in a moment of optimism post WWII
1.2 Concerned w/ Pow + St Interests
1.2.1 State centric:
1.2.1.1 Created by States for States
1.2.1.2 Sovereignity of St more important
1.2.1.3 oppose St interference in Constitution
1.2.2 Power
1.2.2.1 Security Council: permanent members - Veto
1.2.2.2 Acknowledging existence of power politics
1.2.2.3 Power shapes attitudes in UN
1.2.2.4 Resource of power and instrument of policy
1.2.2.5 ?Americas hegemony: HQ - UN = NY,US
1.2.2.6 power exceeds Liberal ideas
1.2.2.7 Privileges to greater powers to avoid failure
1.2.3 UN an instrument
1.2.3.1 aim to achieve interests
1.2.3.2 Increase status
1.2.3.3 Veto - enables St to oppose aims of other St
1.2.3.3.1 e.g. China for Taiwan
1.2.3.3.2 e.g. Russia &China Veto Syria resolution
1.2.3.4 Using influence to gain favors = acheive goals
1.3 Failure of Cooperation
1.3.1 Wars UN intended to end continued
1.3.2 Vetoes during Cold War
1.3.3 Vetoes concerning current Syrian civil war
1.4 Example of Failure
1.4.1 Balkan War 1995, 1999
1.4.1.1 Srebenica 1995 8,000+ killed UN-peacekeepers stood by
1.4.1.2 Kosovo, 1999. Deaths:130,000 NATO air strike w/out security council permission.
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