POLS 3320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Special Drawing Rights, Report Of The Panel On United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations Economic And Social Council
Terrorism post 9/11, had a huge impact on america"s external positioning in the world. Under the leadership of bush, the us said that you"re either with us or against us. They talked in terms of the coalition of the willing : weapons of mass destruction by 2003, there was a lack of consensus on the legitimacy of invading. Iraq on the grounds that saddam hussein was harbouring wmd, resulting in unilateral action on the part of the us led coalition. United states does invade iraq, leading a coalition that"s much smaller than they had hoped for. Iraq would export oil (even though it was under international sanctions) and in exchange they would get food to alleviate the hunger. This destabilizes the un, congress gets very involved, a few companies get fined nothing really happens, typical to the un. Lack of independence permanent members undermining the autonomy of the sg.