Facing intractable conflicts and great-power frictions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has found it hard to deliver on his promised “surge in diplomacy for peace”. As he applies for a second term, it is worth contemplating why and how he can still leave his mark.
If you want to say you’re going to defend Ukraine, say you’re going to defend Ukraine, [NATO] membership or no membership.
The EU has parked sanctions in the drawer for now. But, on the flip side, the bloc might not have much to offer Turkey in the way of carrots.
There will inevitably be calls for UN sanctions [against Myanmar], but I don’t think China and Russia are ready to go that far.
The arms embargo in Libya died many years ago. What changed this year was that the violations of the embargo came out into the open more.
Sanctions send a signal to Belarus and the international community of EU states’ frustration with a fraudulent election.
Sudan’s economy is in freefall and there has been limited international assistance.