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The war in Ukraine and multilateralism as we know it

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Multilateralism was in trouble long before Russia invaded Ukraine: Increased rivalry between China and Russia, on the one hand, and the US and its allies, on the other, has made the most important international decision making body – the UN Security Council –less capable than before of addressing core issues on its agenda. For sure, the Council has renewed mandates for existing peace operations, but have not been able to establish new ones to address on-going conflicts. With the war in Ukraine and the seeming solidification of closer ties between Russia and China, there is reason to expect that multilateral decision making will deteriorate further.
  • Published year: 2022
  • Publisher: Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt
  • Page count: 12
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Volume: 7
  • Journal: NUPI Rapport