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A Security Council area of U.N. headquarters during the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly An area of the U.N. headquarters that houses the Security Council is closed off to members of the media during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, Sept. 23, 2020 (AP photo by Mary Altaffer).

An Insider’s Guide to U.N. Security Council Diplomacy in 2021

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Richard Gowan is filling in for Stewart M. Patrick, who will return next week.

What lies in store for the United Nations Security Council in 2021? People unfamiliar with the council’s inner workings might be surprised to learn how much of it is routine, as diplomats update mandates for ongoing peace operations and sanctions regimes on a pre-set schedule. But unforeseen wars and crises always force their way onto the agenda. ...

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