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Multilateralism Versus Unilateralism

The Relevance of the United Nations in a Unipolar World


Noële Crossley

Contents: Idealists, the Just War, and the Right Authority – Idealists and the Legitimate Use of Force – Game Theory in International Law – National Interest as an Obstacle to Positivist International Law – The United Nations as a Tool – Neoconservatives and the Threat Emanating from International Law – Neoconservatives and the Legitimate Use of Force – Diverging Perspectives on Self-Defence: The Gulf War; the Iraq War – Diverging Perspectives on Humanitarian Intervention: The Rwanda Crisis; the Kosovo Conflict – The Authority of the UN in a Unipolar World: the Iranian Nuclear Dispute; the Darfur Conflict.