US Rebuffs German UN Security Council Bid

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    I think it's a good proposal. I wonder why the US can't support other reforms simultaneously.
     
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    I think this is more to keep Germany off of the permanent council than it is to show that we don't support this particular reform.
     
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    Of the four proposed UNSC members (Germany, Brazil, India, and Japan), the US can expect only one to support its initiatives: Japan. That is why we are backing the Japanese UNSC bid and opposing the others. In recent years, Germany and particularly Brazil have been unsupportive of American UNSC positions. One of the reasons that the UK and France support admission for all four applicants is that it helps to legitimize their UNSC participation as middle level political and economic powers.
     
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    I agree. There is nothing to be gained for the US by increasing the number in UNSC. Everyone has a veto-can't even build a consensus.
     

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