When the Security Council Fails to Intervene in Mass Atrocities, Who Else Can Act?

Seema Kassab Vol. 38 Associate Editor There is no clearer example of the failure of the UN to halt mass atrocities and genocide than the current conflict in Syria. Nearly six years, hundreds of thousands of lives lost, and millions of refugees later, the UN has repeatedly failed to effectively take action in protecting Syrian […]

Read More

North Korea’s “H-Bomb for justice” receives immediate condemnation, but is that enough?

North Korea’s “H-Bomb for justice” receives immediate condemnation, but is that enough?

Christina Foster, Vol. 37 Associate Editor North Korea, the self-declared nuclear state, claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.[1] The testing occurred at 10:00am local time on January 5, 2016[2] and is one of several experiments carried out by leader Kim Jong-Un and the late Kim Jong-Ilin what is becoming a routine violation of […]

Read More

The P5: An Abuse of Power

Melanie Capuano Vol. 37 Online Content Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor The United Nations Security Council has five permanent members (“P5”): China, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and the United States. According to the predominant theory, and a recent ICJ advisory opinion, the General Assembly has the power to admit a new state only if […]

Read More