UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AND MANAGEMENT OF GLOBAL CRISIS

(A CASE STUDY OF US INVASION OF IRAQ, 1991-2008)

ABSTRACT

This study is an attempt to explore and interrogate the role of United NationsSecurity in conflict management, using Iraq as a case of study. We investigated the pervasive influence of United States on the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular and how this impacted on the United Nation Security Council’s role in conflict management. We raised tentative statements as follows:
There is a positive link between invasions of Iraq by the U.S and its Middle East policy, The interest of U.S and U.N appears to coincide on the need to institutionalize western-styled development model. There is no positive link between the non-use of veto to stop the U.S invasion of Iraq and international conspiracy among members of Security Council.

We anchored our analysis on the Marxist Political Economy paradigm and noted that protection of United States national interest in the Middle East exacerbated the conflict see the back page. At the end of our investigation, we arrived at the findings:
The invasion of Iraq by U.S was in line with U.S – Middle East.
The economic interest of U.S and U.N is to institutionalize western values in the Middle East.
There is no positive link between the non-use of veto to stop U.S and its allies because they invaded Iraq without UN mandate.

This study brings to the fore the hegemonic influence of U.S over the U.N and how it generate global insecurity, thereby opening new area of discussions and investigations on U.S – U.N roles in the resolution of Middle East crisis. It equally brings to the fore intellectual burner the hi-tech politics being played by the big powers, and indeed tends to question the veracity of the sovereign equality of member states. Finally, it questions the continued relevance of international law as regulatory global framework.

We subdivided the study into five chapters as follows: Chapter one concentrated on largely  methodological issues. We concluded on extensive review of literature, established viable gap and dwelt essentially on theoretical matters.

Chapter two examined U.S Middle East policy and invasion of Iraq. We attempted historical overview of Iraq conflict and equally interrogated U.S foreign policy in the Middle East. Chapter three dwelt basically on issues related to U.S – U.N Middle East policy while Chapter four considered veto and power politics in the Middle East. Indeed, chapter five focused on summary and conclusion