How the UN confirmed its own growing irrelevance

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“It started with the war in Syria,” says Karin von Hippel, director-general of the London-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). “China and Russia would basically block everything so that nothing could get through the Security Council. Even humanitarian resolutions on the war in Syria, just to send food, would get blocked. We still need the UN, we just need a UN that works better. It needs to be fundamentally changed, and it is just not clear how that is going to happen or when.”