On 11th September 2001, the world had been surprised by the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City. The United State of America (USA) had respond by investigating the hijacker and recognized Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda as the mastermind of that tragedy. Therefore, USA had commanded Taliban group to hand over him. However, Taliban had refused and this resulted in worst consequences (Williams 2010: 123). The use of military forces on Afghanistan by USA was started when the action had been legitimized in the name of ‘self-defence’ (Byers 2002: 408). The situation in Afghanistan become worst as USA created allied intervention with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This conflict still remains unresolved until today. Hence, based on realism perspective, I strongly argue that the allied intervention between US and NATO is worst to the Afghanistan. In the first section of this essay, I will provide a broad definition of realism in International Relations. In the second section, I will argue about the humanitarian cost that incurred due to state independence from morality and law. Meanwhile in the third section, I will argue about the loss of Afghanistan sovereignty that resulted from the external intervention by US and its ally, NATO.
Realists argue that, realism is dealing with the reality of international politics and it not just a matter of theory. In International Relation, the term ‘realism’ has many different definitions as it is interpreted by distinct approaches. However the vary definitions still share the same core assumptions of realism which are state is the main actor in political world and the absence of higher authority above the state or simply anarchy system (Weber 200...
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...ctive, I had strongly argued that the allied intervention between US and NATO is worst to the Afghanistan people. Initially, I had given a brief discussion on realism. Realism perspective views the allied intervention as worst to the Afghan due to the fact that, the action to pursue US and NATO’s interest had big impacts on Afghan which illustrated that it is occurred align with the expense of humanitarian cost due to state independence from morality and law. Furthermore, the allied intervention in Afghanistan had resulted in loss of Afghanistan sovereignty which had failed the ruler to provide security for the citizen. This long and unresolved conflict seems to involve many more life and destruction. Thus, the question is who hold the responsibilities in this conflict and when it will resolve, therefore bring back the peace into Afghanistan land?
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