The Security Council's credibility problem

The Security Council’s influence over international affairs perceptibly diminished during 2011. In the first quarter of the year the Council was at the center of simultaneous crises, mandating the use of force to protect civilians in both Libya and Côte d’Ivoire. But this burst of activism proved unsustainable, and the remainder of 2011 has been characterized by increasingly acrimonious divisions within the Council.

Read the full Freidrich Ebert Stiftung paper here.

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Dec 19, 2011
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria