Intergovernmental organizations affect the trade activities between United States and other countries. The organizations help to control the pollution activities by the United States. The organizations also determine whether US is to carry out any military activity in other countries. These organizations affect the policies of the United States but they generally help the people of the United States by ensuring that the rights of the citizens are protected and also pollution of the environment is avoided (Dana, 2011).
I would highlight that the developing countries need proper education in that the developed countries usually have benefited by tapping the most learned human resources from the developing countries. These countries also need qualified individuals to run their overseas companies. Considering the fact that the developed countries sell most of their products to the developing countries, it is reasonable to give back to this community of developing countries by supporting education, environmental protection and health care (Stephen, 2011). The developed countries are not likely to directly accept these arguments due to the fact that they benefit by polluting the environment and also they need the funds to facilitate their economic development especially in these times of financial crisis.
Conflict between states is caused by disagreements on ownership of resources and implementation of policies that affect each other negatively. The conflicts are also caused by the struggle for power between the states. The conflicts can be solved by wars, negotiation and mediation. The best way of solving conflicts is through negotiation. This is because enmity between the states is reduced and the costs of solving the conflict are minimal.
The North Korea crisis involves North Korea and United States. It is caused by disagreements over the production of nuclear energy. As a citizen of United States, I would recommend the use of mediation to ensure that the conflict is solved. This will ensure that a solution that does not favor United States, North Korea or both countries is developed. This is considering the fact that nuclear energy production affects all the people in the world and not the two states involved in the conflict (Joo, 2007).
I think mediation is the best strategy since it does not result to bloodshed. Negotiation on the other hand can result to an agreement that affects the other non involved countries negatively. I would accept attacks in form of war incase the mediation process fails. I would also recommend trade barriers and other bans through intergovernmental organizations as a way of compelling the involved states to stop producing nuclear energy (Wit, 2005). Working with intergovernmental organizations is advantageous in that these organizations have the resources and authority to solve the nuclear problem and this is why I would encourage working with them in solving the conflict.
United States sometimes uses power hence causing conflicts. For example, US conflicts with countries that manufacture dangerous weapons whereas it produces such weapons. In addition, United States refused to sign the agreement regarding the control of pollution due to the fact that US pollutes various products that facilitate its economic growth after polluting the environment. Exercise of power by the United States generally ensures that it remains the most powerful state as well as protecting its national security.
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