Economy and Security The UN Security Council and International Trade
The commercial impact for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean of international security decisions
The different conflicts that have taken place in the world in recent years have been widely studied and discussed in different academic forums, especially those that took place in the second half of the 20th century. At the same time, the role of different international actors in the generation of conflicts as well as in their search for solutions have been analyzed. In this framework, the present project seeks to contribute with these studies, analyzing the impact that the decisions of the UN Security Council had on international trade, with special attention to the commercial impact relevant to the Dominican and Caribbean economy.
For this, the present project has the objective of examining the decisions of the Security Council on different international conflicts, examining changes and continuities in the commercial development related to those decisions that are relevant to the Dominican and Caribbean economy.
In this way it is intended to examine three main axes:
- To what extent did the decisions of the Security Council affect the trade relations of the countries affected by these decisions?
- What kind of changes and continuities (in prices, quantities, type of products, among others) took place in commercial relations based on special decisions of the UN Security Council?
- To what extent did the decisions of the Security Council affect trade flows in general and in products related to the Dominican and Caribbean markets?
To this end, an interdisciplinary group consisting of Dominican and international researchers will be organized in order to analyze the Security Council's decisions on different conflicts from different perspectives and disciplines, and thus the impact on international trade of these decisions - with special attention to the Dominican and Caribbean foreign trade.
In a first step the research corpus will be elaborated. In a second step, the specific approaches and questions will be defined for each case. In a third step, the results will be analyzed and an explanatory framework will be prepared. During the different steps meetings will be held among researchers, creating a framework of cooperation and dialogue through virtual spaces (internet).
In this way, the project seeks to contribute with a greater understanding of the role and historical impact of the Security Council in the international trade of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.