What's most striking about the mass expulsion of Syrian diplomats from western capitals today is that it is happening at all. If we are to draw a comparison to Libya: No Libyan diplomats were expelled during the height of Muammar Gaddafi's crackdown against rebels and peaceful protesters. Rather, they defected. En masse.
The resolution, after some debate among the permanent members, invokes Chapter VII of the UN Charter, making clear the binding nature of the Council’s decisions and demands.
Is United States on a collision course with Russia and China, and also one of the very foundational pillars of international law?
Three thoughts on what is next for Syria.
As of 11:20 AM EDT on April 14th, 2012, the first resolution on Syria, Resolution 2042, was adopted by the United Nations Security Council, after a year of protests and conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
April 10 came. April 10 went...and it appears that little has changed on the ground in Syria.
The monthly Presidency of the UN Security Council has made its way down through the alphabet once more, landing the United States of America in the driver’s seat of the Council.
The Security Council issued a Presidential Statement on Syria today. It amounts to a huge shift in Russia's stance on Syria.
There could be more than meets the eye surrounding Russia’s change of heart on supporting Security Council action on Syria.