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Peace and Conflict Studies | State and Local Government Law


Thomas Boudreau; Gary Prevost


On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. As a statement of fact, Iraq's aggression and annexation of Kuwait was an infringement of the principle obligation of member states under the U.N. Charter. The purpose of this document is to clarify and focus U.S. foreign policy in regard to the case held against Iraq, describing the limitations under the U.N. Charter. It is the goal of this thesis to demonstrate that the resolution of the Gulf crisis was in violation to the U.N. Charter, and that the legitimate and just means as prescribed under international law was not observed. Finally, I will conclude the argument by explaining how this violation of international law is a threat to the role of collective security and the future prosperity of a new world order.