Climate Change New Security Challenges and the United Nations
Sabita Mohapatra
  • ISBN : 9789386288226
  • year : 2017
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The United Nations, born out of the smoldering ashes of the World War II, and the demise of the League of Nations with a lofty vision of the founding metropolis powers for scripting a world order with a language of their own choice to be pontificated to the rest of the world, unwittingly made itself a convenient contrivance in the hands of these powers for reinforcement of their sinister design and invidious national interest, played very superbly to their tune during the cold war quite oblivious of its enshrined signpost and disastrously dragged into the long battle line of super power rivalry and orchestrated armed conflict between and among their client states in various parts of the globe. During these long decades of turbulence the United Nations grappled with the formidable problem of arms race and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, was made to understand national and global security in statist and militarist terms relentlessly unaware of the onrush of other alarming note of non-statist and non-traditional security threats not heard in the cacophony of the sabre rattling that was taking place in the backyard of super power rivalry, bellicosity and enmity, even the apocalyptic message of Rachel Carson