Instructions: Apply the concept of coercive diplomacy that we have studied this

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Instructions:
Apply the concept of coercive diplomacy that we have studied this week in the following scenario:
Genocide in Rwanda
You are a permanent member (and thus a veto-wielding member) of the UN Security Council. In 1994, ethnic violence has erupted in Rwanda following the assassination of the Hutu president. As a consequence, Hutus are systematically slaughtering their rival ethnic group, the Tutsis, and any moderate Hutus who do not agree to participate in the violence. Thousands of people are being killed daily, and pictures of their dead and decomposing bodies are being shown on international television nightly. The UN Mission in Rwanda (originally placed there to monitor a cease-fire between the Hutu government and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front) is begging for reinforcements, without which they can do nothing to save the lives of innocent men, women, and children.
You must weigh the costs and benefits of voting to send more troops to Rwanda or to do nothing in response to the violence. If you choose to send reinforcements, you risk the loss of peacekeepers’ lives (several have been lost in the violence already, and you are less than a year removed from the debacle in Somalia) and set a precedent for intervention in the internal conflicts of sovereign states. If you call the violence and killing genocide, you have obligated yourself to do something in response (due to the fact that you are a signatory of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide). On the other hand, if you do nothing, you face a moral and ethical dilemma. The United Nations was founded, in part, on the principle of collective response to aggression and breaches of the peace. This is a clear case of aggression against civilians, and the members of the UN clearly have the capability to do something about it. You risk undermining the authority of the UN by failing to respond in the face of aggression as well as facing condemnation for your state and yourself personally for allowing the massacre to continue.
Can you sit by and watch the death and destruction on the nightly news?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Your post should exhibit careful thought and logical reasoning and provide evidence for your position. You are also required to read and reply to other students. Your response should offer new substantiated ideas or thoughtful questions. Do not forget to cite

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