The Pitfalls of Unilateralism: The United States in Syria

Moses J. Yakubu, Adewunmi J. Falode & Remi Britto, "The Pitfalls of Unilateralism: The United States in Syria," Global Journal of Human-Social Science: F Political Science, Vol. 18, Issue 5, 2018, pp. 8-17

11 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2019

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Moses Yakubu

University of Benin

Adewunmi James Falode

Lagos State University

Remi Britto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 27, 2018

Abstract

Unilateral intervention in the internal conflicts of other states all over the world has been part of superpower relations since the dawn of the modern nation-state in 1648. States that carry out such incursions usually premise their involvements on the need to maintain international peace and security on the one hand, and for humanitarian consideration at the other extreme. Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, America has intervened in various internal conflicts of other states all over the world. The usual justification has always been the need to either preserve peace within the international political system or to provide ‘humanitarian assistance.’ Rather than use multilateral mechanisms in such engagements, the United States has always preferred unilateral intervention. It is within this context that America’s role in Syria is analyzed. The emphasis of this work shows the impact of American unilateralism in Syria, the Middle East and the world at large.

Keywords: United States, unilateralism, chemical weapons, Syria, war

JEL Classification: Y8, Y80

Suggested Citation

Yakubu, Moses and Falode, Adewunmi James and Britto, Remi, The Pitfalls of Unilateralism: The United States in Syria (December 27, 2018). Moses J. Yakubu, Adewunmi J. Falode & Remi Britto, "The Pitfalls of Unilateralism: The United States in Syria," Global Journal of Human-Social Science: F Political Science, Vol. 18, Issue 5, 2018, pp. 8-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3323783

Moses Yakubu

University of Benin ( email )

Edo State, Nigeria
Benin City, DE EDO State
Nigeria

Adewunmi James Falode (Contact Author)

Lagos State University ( email )

Ojo
Lagos State
Nigeria

Remi Britto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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