United Nation Security Council (UNSC)
Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 members, and each member possesses one vote. Under the Charter, all member states are obligated to comply with the Council’s decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of the settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Agenda: Case of Afghanistan after Withdrawal of International Forces
Senior Republicans and US allies have voiced alarm at the announcement that a large number of American troops will be removed from Afghanistan.
The US is to withdraw 2,500 troops from both countries by mid-January. The head of NATO warned of a “very high price”. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the plan “a mistake”. Mr. McConnell – usually a staunch defender of Mr. Trump – also warned the president against making “any earth-shaking changes regarding defense and foreign policy” before leaving the White House. The news of the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan was not only a concerning issue for Afghanistan but also all the countries around them even Russia and China showed their concerns that if international forces leave Afghanistan, the country will change into a source of security conflicts in the region.
Mr. Trump is yet to concede to Democrat Joe Biden, and the cuts are scheduled to take place five days before Mr. Biden takes office on 20 January 2021.
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Mohammad Anil Qasemi
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