Why Peacekeeping Fails

July 30, 2019

The United Nations was not even three years old when it launched its first peacekeeping mission in 1948. For the last 70 years, it has been continuously involved in such operations, often with mixed results. Over this time, peacekeeping and the wars to which it has been applied have changed. The...

India’s Potential at the UN Security Council

September 23, 2015

What would happen if India joined the United Nations Security Council as a permanent member? Reform of the increasingly irrelevant United Nations (UN) is once again at the forefront. India enjoys enormous support as a contender for the expansion of the UN Security Council (UNSC) among the G4...

Inhumanity and Illegality of Sanctions Justify Iran’s Response

May 07, 2013

Sanctions against Iran have negatively impacted the lives of the Iranian people, and they continue to do so despite lacking a legal foundation. If we recognize the inhumanity and illegality of sanctions, we can better understand the Iranian government’s response to them. During the past...