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Category Archives: International Relations

Saudi Arabia and Security Council: Good pose, bad tactics

Can you believe that? Saudi Arabia was elected for the first time to hold one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council — and then rejected it a few hours later. According to the New York Times: The Saudi Foreign Ministry released a statement rejecting the seat just hours after the kingdom’s […]

UN Security Council: How much does a seat worth?

The 2013 United Nations Security Council election will be held next week during the annual UN General Assembly. As the UN’s most powerful agency, the Security Council has 15 seats, filled by five permanent members (China, France, Russia, UK, and US) and ten non-permanent members. Each year, half of the non-permanent members are elected for a two-year […]