The UN Security Council’s engagement in managing global hot spots has diminished, writes foreign policy expert Richard Gowan in this downbeat report. The unpredictability of the Trump years changed relationships and priorities within the group, and though the Biden administration is reinvigorating America’s involvement, the Security Council now plays less of a role in global crisis mitigation than it once did. Gowan offers students of international affairs an insider’s look at the diplomatic body.
About the Author
Richard Gowan is the International Crisis Group’s UN liaison, overseeing the group’s advocacy work there.