Accession Number:

ADA272761

Title:

The United Nations' Plan for Collective Security: Is It Relevant Today

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the original intentions of the creators of the United Nations for a collective security arrangement to provide for international peace and security. The study answers the questions What kind of world order was the United Nations designed for What was the perceived threat that the United Nations was designed to meet What role was envisioned for the Security Council Under what conditions did the United Nations envision the need for force How was force through the United Nations be used - specifically, what kind of force and what type of control would there be over this force The study does a focused comparison between the 1943-1945 period and the current situation to determine if the 1943-1945 period is an appropriate historical analogy for a current assessment of the United States role in the United Nations. The study begins with a historical overview of the development of the United Nations, followed by a detailed discussion of the UN collective security plan. The study next looks at the current world situation with regard to the need for collective security, exploring what kind of world order is emerging and evaluates current threats. The study concludes with an analysis of how well the original UN collective security plan meets the current needs of the world system. United nations, Collective security, History, Political opinions, National strategy, Politics of security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE