The Gulf War

Committee Description

The Gulf War was a monumental conflict taking place from 1990 - 1991. As an answer to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a 39-country coalition with the United States as the vanguard began a two-step campaign against Iraq; Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm. Consisting of amassing an immense military force and invasion, the Gulf War resulted in the liberation of Kuwait and a striking victory over Iraqi forces, demonstrating the power of coordinated task forces.

Though the Gulf War ended with a decisive victory for Western allies, this does not mean delegates may take their positions lightly. Unparalleled in complexity, the Gulf War is perhaps the largest alliance the world has seen since World War II, thus meaning anything can go wrong.

As delegates in the Gulf War committee, each and every one of you will find yourselves immersed in a dynamic world of conflict and collaboration. Delegates must understand the intricate logistics of Operation Desert Shield, carry the tactical knowledge to execute Operation Desert Storm, and discuss strategies for maintaining peaceful relations in the Middle East.

Topic A - Operation Desert Shield

The foundation of the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, was a critical phase of the war. As the first response to Iraq, the United States formed a multinational coalition with many notable countries, including those nearby to Iraq. Operation Desert Shield was intended to display a show of force, preventing Iraq from furthering its invasion into other countries, effectively freezing their position.

A highly complex operation, delegates must coordinate with each other to ensure the smooth replication of this. Without Operation Desert Shield, delegates will cease possessing any form of notable military power, meaning Iraq will no longer be kept in check. Should this happen, the entirety of the Gulf War will be changed for the worse.

The importance of this operation cannot be overstated.

Topic B - Operation Desert Storm

Following Desert Shield, Desert Storm refers to the joint-strike force that attacked Iraq, eventually leading to the liberation of Kuwait. Spearheaded by extensive aerial warfare, ground forces followed with an offensive that swiftly freed Kuwait from the Iraqi invaders. This operation held immense significance as it showcased the capabilities of modern military technology and the influence large-scale cooperation holds.

When economic sanctions proved to be successful, along came the beginning of the bloodshed. Delegates will have very little room for mistakes should they wish to effectively conduct this operation with minimal loss of life. At certain delegates' disposal will be the forces of their respective nations, and with the immense power comes immense responsibility.

Desert Storm reflected the collective resolve of the participating countries to protect and uphold moral principles. Peerless in its success, Desert Storm was the definition of cooperation and technique.

Topic C - Maintaining Peaceful Relations

A seemingly impossible endeavour, the importance of stability stems from promoting international socio-economic development; the dream of many world leaders. After the previous action of delegates, it is no secret that many nations in the Middle East will be anything but eager to develop relations with them.

A large contributing factor to the unease in the middle east is due to their lack of many luxuries that are present in other nations. Finances, communication, culture, and military dynamic with the West are all elements that drive the current situation in the Middle East.

Developing new, peaceful and honest relations with Middle Eastern countries will require a collective approach from delegates, one that is composed of empathy, understanding, and above all a different perspective.

The Gulf War Country Matrix

The Dais

Jason Wei

Currently attending Monarch Park CI, Jason Wei is a 12th grade student with a passion for Model UN. Growing up in Toronto, Jason developed a love for the city and its community. Attending his first Model UN conference in the tenth grade, he quickly found his place on the Monarch Park Model UN team as an award winning delegate. When Jason isn’t in a conference room, you can find him in the gym or writing a research paper - all while listening to Taylor Swift.

Jason Wei


Jiya Kansal

Jiya Kansal is a grade 11 student that attends Brampton Centennial Secondary School. She is the Vice President of the BCSS MUN team and is actively involved in other school extracurricular events. Jiya is also part of the French Immersion program and is also fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. She enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family, and developing her language understanding and speaking abilities in her spare time. Jiya hopes to bring lots of fun and create an enjoyable environment during conferences, making a long-lasting impression on the delegates and helping build memories. Whether you’re a fashion designer, a wizard, or a representative representing a country, she wants to make sure that your experience is entertaining and unforgettable.

Jiya Kansal


Imran Hannan

Imran Hannan is an incoming senior student at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School, where he has taken on numerous leadership roles and excelled in his pursuits. As the President of the Model United Nations, DECA, and Vice President of the Student Council, Imran exhibits exceptional leadership skills and a passion for fostering positive change within his school community. Additionally, Imran assumes the position of Crisis Assistant Director for CANMUN, showcasing his ability to navigate complex global issues and promote effective diplomacy. Imran's interests extend beyond his academic accomplishments. He has a deep appreciation for finance, business, and technology, constantly seeking to expand his knowledge and explore innovative ideas in these fields. Furthermore, he expresses his artistic creativity through music and fashion, showcasing his diverse talents and well-rounded perspective. With CANMUN on the horizon, Imran eagerly anticipates an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating experience. His dedication to leadership, coupled with his varied interests, make him a remarkable individual who constantly strives for excellence in all his endeavors.

Imran Hannan

Crisis Staff

Jacob Greene

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Jacob Greene

Crisis Staff