Overcoming the Security Council Reform Impasse: The Implausible versus the Plausible

Author
Thomas G. Weiss
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, City University of New York
Abstract
Anniversaries are a typical time to take stock and think about change. The United Nations (UN) roller coaster ride has been severe in the post-Cold War era – from the euphoria surrounding Security Council decision-making to use military force against Iraq in 1990-1991 when "renaissance" was the common multilateral refrain, to the current morass after severe divisions over the decision by the United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (UK) to go to war in Iraq in 2003 with a return to the "dark ages" of unilateralism.
Topic
International Relations, Security, Development, International Organization
Political Geography
United States, Iraq, United Kingdom