Farer – Paradigm of Legitimate Intervention (882-83) Ways in which people tried to expand scope of unilateral uses of force beyond 2(4)
When SC paralyzed – states recover broad right to self-help
Competing doctrines put forth to justify movement
Brezhnev Doctrine – USSR can intervene on behalf of int’l proletarian interests. “sphere of influence” doctrine - Socialist countries (i.e. Eastern Europe) subject to attempts to destabilize by the West. Right to go to assistance of socialist comrades wherever there is a significant threat to their internal stability.
History of Iraqi-Kuwait relations
1922 – Britain decided current borders of disintegrated Ottoman Empire. Deliberately denied Iraq viable access to Persian Gulf. Iraq periodically laid claim to some/all Kuwait.
1963 – Iraq reached agreement with Kuwait – acknowledged its independence.