Council of Despair? The Fragmentation of UN Diplomacy

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Wracked by divisions and political infighting, the UN Security Council is failing to respond to some of the world’s most pressing crises.

  • ICG

To overcome dysfunction and retain credibility, the council’s members should prioritise the few cases where international cooperation is still possible.

What’s new? 

Longstanding doubts about the effectiveness of the UN Security Council are intensifying, due to deepening tensions among the U.S. and its allies and between Western powers and Russia and China.

Why does it matter? 

As tensions build on the…

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