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When Big Powers Clash, the UN’s Most Powerful Body Disappears

UN Security Council in session. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 4 2020 (IPS) At the height of the Cold War back in the 1960s, a Peruvian diplomat, Dr. Victor Andres Belaunde, characterized the United Nations as a politically wobbly institution that survives only at the will– and pleasure– of the five big powers.
Simplifying his argument in more realistic terms, he said: “When two small powers have a dispute, the dispute disappears. When a great power and a small power are in conflict, the small power disappears. And when two great powers have a dispute, the United Nations …read more

Source:: Inter Press Service