The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
The crisis in Ukraine, and the real risk of it spilling across borders, is precisely the kind of great power conflict the United Nations was formed to prevent.
UN peacekeeping and security efforts have always been plagued by the Security Council veto. But moves are afoot to solve this problem.
India has stood apart from other major democracies in failing to offer a full-throated condemnation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Here’s why.
An expert on the history and politics of the UN says that the Security Council’s failure to intervene in Ukraine is a “black eye,” but the panel’s inability to act is not a design flaw.
None of the available methods for holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable are likely to actually punish him, and they may even make new atrocities more likely.
Maghreb countries are unlikely to step up to replace Russian gas supplies without an implicit nod from Moscow.
No state in the global community should have to earn Russia’s compliance with the law. If the rule of law is not respected, the entire global community becomes as vulnerable as Ukraine is now.
Russia holds veto power on the UN Security Council, blocking any action to interfere in the Ukraine war. This is unlikely to change soon – but the UN still has other options for engagement.
The scope of a new law targeting sanctions at Russia will need to be clear on many critical issues, including military aid to Ukraine.
International law has been breaking down for over two decades, meaning New Zealand must find new ways to promote peace and security.
International laws are in place to prevent war and help protect civilians and combatants alike. But these laws are challenging to enforce and are unlikely to stop the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.
What’s the point of international law if Russia can still invade Ukraine? Where is the enforcement? Three experts explain why holding Russia to account is so difficult.
The question centres on whether Russia legally inherited the permanent seat formerly occupied by the Soviet Union.
The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
If a negotiated agreement is ever found, it is most likely to fall within the realm of free association rather than outright independence or integration in Morocco.
The UN’s Security Council is dominated by the veto-wielding permanent five members and attempts at reform continue to be plagued by obstacles.
The country has argued that the International Court of Justice deprived the parties of the chance to resolve the issue diplomatically.
How international inspectors uncovered Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programmes.