What’s the Security Council For?

Students of the literature on the Security Council will recognize in these articles and essays, selected by the Journal’s editors for this symposium issue, many representative strands in that ever-burgeoning literature. Although the Journal’s editors accepted these articles and essays on an individual basis and no author was afforded the opportunity to read or react to others’ contributions, the results are a fascinating counterpoint of views nonetheless. At times, it seems as if the contributors are reacting to each other’s work.