Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the by Hardeep Singh Puri

By Hardeep Singh Puri

It was once an unique lunch at a high-end big apple eating place on 7 March 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his A-team have been current. It quickly grew to become transparent that the most merchandise at the menu was once Libya, the place it used to be alleged that the forces of Muammar Gaddafi have been advancing at the insurgent stronghold of Benghazi to weigh down all competition. Over an $80 in keeping with head lunch, a small team of the world's most vital diplomats from nations represented at the defense Council mentioned the potential of using strength. As issues grew to become out, the Council's authorization got here simply ten days later, and all hell broke free. Hardeep Singh Puri, India's envoy to the UN on the time, now unearths the Council's whimsical determination making and the ill-thought-out itch to interfere at the a part of a few of its everlasting contributors. Perilous Interventions exhibits how a few contemporary circumstances of using strength - not only in Libya but additionally in Syria, Yemen and Crimea, in addition to India's misadventure in Sri Lanka within the Eighties - have long gone disastrously wrong.

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