In mid-August, Washington notified the UN Security Council that it was launching a 30-day process to “snap back” UN sanctions against Iran. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Richard Gowan, Ashish Pradhan and Naysan Rafati explain what this step implies for the 2015 nuclear agreement.
We are a step away from a large-scale war (between Armenia and Azerbaijan).
The trend here is that the U.S. is withdrawing (from Iraq). If they are not doing it now, then they are doing it eventually.
Frankly, there’s a degree of exhaustion with this administration (the Trump Administration) in the Security Council.
There's a very high level of concern that [COVID-19]'s economic impact is going to spark more disorder, more conflict.
The UN Security Council has lost some credibility as the weeks have gone by, mainly thanks to U.S. obstructionism.
There is no doubt that Russia is much more actively engaged on African issues in the Security Council than was the case five years or 10 years ago.