Topic: ethical issues in international relations and funding
6. At the international level, the bilateral relations between most nations are governed on the policy of promoting one’s own national interest without any Regard for the interest of other nations. This leads to conflicts and tensions Between the nations. How can ethical consideration help resolve such Tensions? Evaluate with specific examples.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is premised on the theme of ethics in international relations.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss the relevance of ethical considerations in resolving the conflicts and tensions at the international and bilateral relations.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
Define first the nuances of the question.
Explain that in the quest or pursuit of nations’ interests’ morality and ethics often take the backseat. However it’s important for the modern nations to moderate their positions so as to avoid conflicts and bloodshed. One can give recent examples from the bilateral or international relations, may be one involving India ad depict the significance of ethics.
Conclude that ethics and morality cannot be ignored when the stakes of the entire world are put across.