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Liberum Veto and the Monkey and the Pea

... cure the chronic paralysis of the Security Council? To paraphrase the beginning of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: all effective structures are alike; each ineffective structure is ineffective in its own way. The problems with the effectiveness of the UN Security Council are in many ways unique, as unique as the body itself. In recent years, only the laziest have failed to reproach the Security Council for dragging its feet, acting irresponsibly, getting bogged down in political infighting and pointless rhetoric, and being unwilling or ...


Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition

... inside and near its borders Terrorism and extremism are a global problem common to all modern states. Specific acts of terror are perpetrated by different forces with their own political goals, doctrines and methods. However, the international community represented by the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly unequivocally describes terrorism as a threat that cannot be justified by any motive. UN members have managed to make progress both in legal areas and in countering terrorist ideology. In 2005, the UN Security ...


Towards the election of the UN Secretary-General: "The service? Good. Servility? Disgusting"

... best serve everyone’s interests, but also to reflect on further transformations of the global Organisation's system. By tradition, UN Secretary-Generals are chosen in turn from among representatives of various regions of the world who come from countries that are not permanent members of the UN Security Council (to rule out monopolisation of influence within the UN). In terms of regional rotation, which is informal, the group of East European countries believes it is their turn to endorse a candidate . The rule for filling the post of Secretary-General ...


Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945. ...


The United Nations’ legitimacy is unique

... states of the world. Question: You mentioned the potential reform of the UN Security Council. But frankly speaking, I had the honour of talking to you on this subject in this hall ten years ago, when you also spoke about the potential reform of the UN Security Council. An opportunity of expanding it by accepting Asian, Latin American and even some European countries was mentioned then. I even remember a joke you made when you quoted a representative of a European country as claiming a role in the UN Security Council because ...


French Chicanery at the United Nations

... as a UNSC permanent member might run into major reputational damage. In this context, one might recall another long gone French foreign policy blunder – the 2011 idea of Nicolas Sarcozy to use France's dual presidency in G8 and G20 to advance UN Security Council reform . Other UNSC members stepped back, saying it was counterproductive to discuss reforms beyond the limits of the intergovernmental talks on the subject in progress since 2009 in New York within the unofficial plenary session of the General Assembly. Moreover, it ...


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