The Use of Military Force for International Conflict

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Use of Military Force for International Conflict

Although making war is not a popular way to solve an international conflict, it is a fact of history that nations are never really free from wars since the time of ancient Greek. The 20th century seemed to be the most blood-sheding century of many conflicts, either inter-state or intra-state, ended in wars. The wars that took place early in the century and the 1940’s had given us lesson that mankind should build an international defence system to prevent from such war tragedies manifested by UN Treaty. That is why the world we live in can be maintained in good stability since 1945 through the merit of UN although there are still wars every here and there in certain scale but these had never yet involved all the nations as it had in the World War. Yet no expert could be 100% optimistic that this stability could be maintained forever and the economic issue of interdependence among the nations is more interesting and dominant after the Cold War rather than the conflict issues.

The process of nuclearisation of both countries Iran and North Korea has emerged the global defence issues once more and this phenomena could be the beginning of snow ball effect into nuclear weapon proliferation. Besides, the rising budget of China military force in parallel with their economic growth has risen to certain extent. The need to worry especially for the East Asia region because of the potential for conflict in this regions. Conflict among nations may also take place from the control of energy and the consumptions of it that has been far more used up for the sake of their industrialization especially by developed and advanced countries like China and India and also by other developing countries. Every state is now preserving how they are able to guarantee their energy security for long term planning strategically for their survival or to win against global economy competition. For example, China has now committed an aggressive approach to the Middle East and Africa for an effort to cope with the scarcity and limits of energy sources from South East Asia.

War between nations may also arise from the inside conflict of a state which is known as intra-state conflict. This conflict may involve the neighbouring countries that are compelled under the situation to feel unsafe nationally. Many efforts of this types had happened once too many already. For example, the Palestinian conflict escalated to cause battle between Arabic countries and Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973. If there is no solution for peace to the side of the Palestinian, this type of war will happen again and again and will lead to a nuclear war in Middle East. Another case of the type in Khasmir region between Pakistan and India which are also triggered to start war at all time and develop into the nuclear war since the both countries possessed nuclear weapons. On the other hand, another case seems imminent to the United States presently is the linkage of collaboration among the terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda with the so called “rogue states”. The suspicion as much as an accusation by the President George W. Bush of the United States and England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair that Saddam Husein regime—Iraq had joined the Al-Qaeda to develop the strategic weapons was the main reason why the U.S. had made an invasion and had the government under their control until now. But the accusation had not been supported by the facts that they had been seriously opposed by the public in their own countries and overseas. There has been tendencies that the U.S. will foster the sovereign regime in the countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Arabs due to everlasting terrors towards these countries without considering whether they have imply the democratization and ideology of human rights. At the same time, the supports economically and militarily has widened the gap between the countries rulers and their people; they always assume that...
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