Animated by the interests of the strongest member states, the Security Council of the United Nations has become a global hegemon fractured by internal disagreement.
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The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.
Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.
UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.
The UN requires reform. Some of its methods are odious. But it is up to its members up to decide if they are willing to give the UN the tools it needs to be effective.
Despite promising developments, initiatives to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under law have largely failed at the United Nations.
Addressing a marked gap in IR literature, Haynes provides a timely account of how religious organizations play an increasingly important role in international affairs.
Global warming’s last-chance saloon will soon be upon us. Yet, far from acting together, we have various gangs ready to shoot each other in the back while the piano-player plays on.
Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.
Students from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, and Sciences Po simulated whether sovereignty should be conditional in the face of severe human rights violations.
There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.
The ‘rise’ of terrorism has been caused by powerful Western and Euro-centric states, and the UN has failed in its distribution of fair and reasonable jurisprudence.