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How did Russia retain the UNSC veto power of the Soviet Union?

I am not sure what the criteria are to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council, but I do wonder how did Russia manage to keep its veto power after the dissolution of the Soviet Union? I ...
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What is the legal background for Russia's seat as a Permanent Member of UNSC?

At the UN's founding in 1945, the Soviet Union became one of the five permanent members of the Security Council. When in December 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, the Russia was arguably recognized ...
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Reform of United Nations Security Council

There is a proposed Reform of the United Nations Security Council, but there seems to be no time line of implementation and vote. The latest update I found is that there was a meeting of 120 UN member ...
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Why does the US (Kirby) say that that new UNSC resolution, not linking the release of hostages to a ceasefire is "non-binding"?

BBC We're still listening in to the press briefing at the White House, where national security spokesperson John Kirby is talking to reporters hours after the UN passed a resolution calling for an &...
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Other country as permanent member of UN Security Council? [closed]

Is there any other country which might have the ability or credentials to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council?
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Have the US and Russia (or USSR before it) co-vetoed a UN resolution before today?

In an interesting development today regarding the latest Turkish operation in northern Syria. The U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement on Turkey's counterterrorism operation in Syria ...
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Why has India abstained on the UNSC resolution on Russia in Ukraine?

Why has India abstained on the UN Security Council resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine? EDIT: The Finantial Times published India sticks with Russia after Vladimir Putin’s invasion ...
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Are there benefits, except moral support for the victim country, to approach the ICJ when the offender is a UNSC Permanent member?

I am having some trouble understanding the present relevance of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in matters of war between two countries when at least one of them is a permanent member of the ...
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Can the permanent members of the UN Security Council also veto UN General Assembly resolutions?

I have always thought that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council can veto any UN resolution. Reading the UN Charter more carefully, the veto power seems to be restricted only to UN ...
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Was any UN Security Council vote triple-vetoed?

It's reasonably well known that some UN Security Council resolutions were vetoed by two permanent members. Recent examples include Russia and China jointly vetoing resolutions on Syria and on ...
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Which country benefited the most from UN Security Council vetoes?

By "benefited", I mean avoided any sort of negative decision that could have been made by the UN Security Council if a permanent member didn't use their veto, such as being condemned, ...
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Is there any evidence or report of a genocide in the Donbass region?

In his address before the "special military operation" in Ukraine began, Vladimir Putin stated that In this context, in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the UN Charter, with ...
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Do the US and the UK have the right to attack Houthis?

The UN security council demanded an immediate end to Houthis attacks. Does this give the right to the US and the UK to unilaterally decide to attack Houthis according to UN treaties and/or ...
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For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council?

For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council? India is more powerful than France or Britain and India is against China and pro-West ...
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Why did the US say it would veto Iran's Sukhoi Su-30 purchase?

Why does the US say it will use its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block Iran from buying Sukhoi Su-30 fighters although it wasn't mentioned in Iran's nuclear deal?
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UNSC resolution does not ban Su-30 fighter jet sales to Iran: Russia

Related to this: Russia says a UNSC resolution does not ban Su-30 fighter jet sales to Iran, but the US Department of State Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, claims that under the ...
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Why there is no genuine attempt to reform the number of permanent members in UNSC which would include India if taken? [closed]

As we are all aware, India, Japan and other countries who are potentially eligible for permanent membership in the UNSC are being denied becoming so despite their active participation. Though India ...
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What was the full text of Brazil's resolution that the US vetoed regarding Israel?

US veto at UN to shield Israel could weaken its Ukraine rallying cry | Reuters The U.S. veto in the U.N. Security Council bolstered long-held criticisms of the West by Russia, China and some ...
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