Security Council

David M. Malone

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Security Council

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This article discusses a post-Cold War Security Council. It studies the extent to which the decisions made during the 1990s led to success or failure, including the drama of the war in Iraq and its aftermath. The article shows that the Council still functions as a club of great powers, and states that some people would argue that the P-5 has effectively become the P-1 because of the US's preponderant power.

Keywords: post-Cold War; Security Council; war in Iraq; aftermath; P-5; P-1; preponderant power

Article.  9066 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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