A Libertarian Perspective on Peace Enforcement by the United Nations

Sukrit Sabhlok 1
  • 1 Macquarie University Law School 6 First Walk Sydney, , 2109, Australia

Abstract

Most analysts view the United Nations as a positive stabilising force in international affairs. In this paper, I critically assess this opinion of the UN’s peace enforcement actions using the case studies of the Korean War and the Gulf War while relying on the non-aggression axiom of libertarian philosophy. In the process, I shed light on some of the moral considerations at play when deciding on UN-sanctioned military intervention.

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