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Posts published by “Sierra Knoch”

Sierra is an MA student in the Institute of French Studies with an interest in foreign relations and international diplomacy. She received her BA in Communication from Loyola Marymount University and hopes to combine her skills in media, marketing, and communication with her French language skills in her future career. She is currently researching topics related to European Security and hopes to pursue a career in foreign affairs.

Can the UN Security Council be Reformed?

As Putin’s rhetoric and violence continues to increase, and accusations of war crimes mount against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many around the world are wondering why Russia can’t simply be dismissed from the UN Security Council or at least blocked from voting. In February 2022 Russia Vetoed several Security Council decisions regarding the invasion. Since then,there has been discussion of UN Security Council reform as it has been well established that Putin’s military operation violates the UN Charter on many levels.