International peace and security after the United States-led invasion of Iraq
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Sixty years after the formulation of the United Nations, the Organisation does not appear to have achieved its basic objectives of maintaining international peace and security and preventing inter-state wars.A telling recent failure of the United Nations was its inability to prevent the United States- led armed invasion and occupation of Iraq. The invading powers justified their action on a supposed need to make the world a safer place.Drawing from principles of international law, internet and various newspaper sources the study examines the issue of world peace and security against the backdrop of the Iraq war. The study concludes that contrary to what the invading powers contended, the American-led invasion of Iraq generally speaking appears to have generated increased insecurity, rather than security in the world considering the rise in the levels of violence in various parts of the world.
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