Reforming the Security Council: A Japanese Perspective



More than five years have passed since the demise of the Cold War. The world’s political developments are moving so fast that the expression ‘post-Cold War era’ seems somewhat obsolete. The world is clearly moving from a hegemonic bipolar world to a multipolar system. Though it is not easy to say whether a multipolar system is politically less stable than a bipolar world, one might be able to assume that international disorder is a temporary phenomenon at least for the moment.


Security Council Permanent Member Collective Security Fiftieth Anniversary Ceasefire Agreement 
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    The five principles are (1) the existence of a ceasefire agreement, (2) consent by the countries or parties in conflict to the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission and the Japanese participation in it, (3) the impartiality of the mission, (4) withdrawal of Japanese units if any of these conditions are not met, and (5) limitation of the use of weapons to the minimum required to protect the lives and persons of the mission members.Google Scholar

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