Complete the Midterm Assignment by composing a 57-page research-based essay response to the following theme: The UN as global police force and negotiation facilitator. The essay is dealing mainly with Chapter 7 on the search for peace and security, yet encompassing other issues written about and discussed in Module 1: Week 1 – Module 3: Week 3.The Midterm is open-book/open-note/open-research and focuses on the assigned readings, the discussion topics, the presentations, and other research related to the course content. The assignment must be in current APA format.  


Reasoning with clear ideas and examples in any manner you choose whether separately or integrated, answer the questions bellow indicating the limits and possibilities of justification for the UN as a global police force or negotiation facilitator between hostile or potentially hostile states

  • Include the following related questions as headings: 
    1. What is the scope of its authority to act as an enforcement institution or negotiation facilitator? 
    2. What kinds of international problems does it seek to ameliorate or resolve, and does the seriousness of these problems warrant a global rather than regional or state response? 
    3. What are its methods and instruments of containment, enforcement, or persuasion—how does it get peoples and states to comply with its dictates or at least restrain themselves? 
    4. What are the chief limits of its ability to act as a legitimate global police authority or negotiation facilitator? Why does Mearsheimer believe that international institutions like the UN offer a ‘false promise’ of greater security than the current state system can offer?

·  Length of assignment: 5-7 pages

·  Format: APA

·  Number of citations: at least 5-7 scholarly sources

·  Acceptable sources: scholarly articles, books, current affairs events, Bible, etc.   

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