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Time for Diplomacy

... negotiations. Launching this most difficult of mechanisms should be our key priority right now. Perhaps the best way to do this, as President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has suggested, would be to organize a meeting of the leaders of the UN Security Council permanent members as soon as possible. If such a meeting happens, its participants will need to acknowledge that the world is approaching the proverbial “point of no return”, conceding that a global war knows no winners. As soon ...


US Left Isolated, Iran Nuclear Deal Under Threat: What Will Crisis Over Iran in UN Security Council Lead to?

... Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program became the most significant event in recent times The reason was the approaching expiration of the five-year term of the arms embargo and prohibition on ballistic missile transfers to Iran. The UN Security Council resolution 2231 of 20 July 2015 permitted the supply of such weapons (tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft and helicopters, warships, missiles and missile systems), albeit only with the ...


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 ...


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

... 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 ...


Refugees and Realpolitik

Can folding a 60 year old U.S.-controlled organization that is a child of the Cold War and the Marshall Plan into the United Nations help stabilize a refugee situation that is spinning out of control, or will it further clog the sclerotic arteries of the crowdfunding system on which the UN under Ban has come to depend? Recently the People's Republic of China, facing its own ethinic and religious "migration issues", joined the IOM and was praised by Ban. Russia, Indonesia (with...


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

... 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 ...


Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?

... are often planned, funded and instigated from abroad. Second, the intentions and commitments of the West should not be trusted; the West can easily ‘sell out’ its longtime allies and friends in the region (e.g. Mubarak in Egypt); even a UN Security Council resolution can be violated or interpreted in a very liberal way. Third, if Russia remains an idle bystander watching the Middle East turmoil from the sideline, the chaos, instability, and terrorism generated in the Middle East will ...


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. But on close examination, the security council recommends a new secretary general based on "a private meeting." This means that the politics and diplomacy that determine who becomes the next leader of the institution, and the roles of NGOs...


Bundeswehr in Syria – Back to Yugoslavian Scenario?

... and a US-led coalition aimed at combating terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia), Article 51 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations Organization, ensuring the right to individual and collective self-defense, and also UN Security Council Resolutions 2170 , 2199 and 2249 , calling for anti-IS actions, are cited. Such a spontaneous measure of the German Government in the absence of the UNSC’s mandate for military intervention into Syria or the relevant official ...


The United Nations’ legitimacy is unique

... colleagues in the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was only taking shape at that time, fully supported us in this respect. We were also fully backed by the members of the international community. Therefore, our continued permanent membership in the UN Security Council means that Russia is perceived by all states as a founding member of the UN. The 70th anniversary is inseparably linked with the lessons that we derived from WWII and with the efforts of the majority of countries to prevent the rebirth ...


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