Argument: Abandoning UN SC veto to constrain the US would be wrong

Issue Report: UN Security Council veto


  • Thomas Weiss. “The Illusion of UN Security Council Reform”. Washington Quarterly 2003 – “If the Security Council is to enforce its collective decisions, U.S. participation is, at present and for the foreseeable future, a sine qua non. If its purpose is to prevent Washington from doing what it has decided is vital to U.S. interests, only a hopeless romantic would claim this is feasible. Although perhaps understandable as a visceral reaction, the idea that the remaining superpower will continue to participate— politically or financially—in an institution whose purpose has become to limit its power has no precedent.”