Friday, June 03, 2005

Security Council Expansion and China

On China calling the G4's proposal for UNSC expansion dangerous, Stratfor writes:

China will use its veto power to defeat a draft resolution proposed by Brazil, Germany, India and Japan to expand the U.N. Security Council should this resolution come up for a vote, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Wang Guangya, said June 2. Wang's statement allows China room to uphold its commitment not to obstruct permanent Indian membership on the Security Council and to continue building the new Sino-Indian friendship while it uses other methods to ensure Japan does not get a seat.

We predicted precisely this scenario in this April post. We also have recommendations for what India should do once its security council push, predictably, comes to a nought!

3 comments:

PK said...

And to think that in 50s & 60s India took leadeship role and lobbied to get China its Permenant seat in Security Council in face of stiff opposition from US.It says plenty about political acumen of our leaders.

doubtinggaurav said...

While I think, Jawahar Lal Nehru was as stupid as they make, I dont think India was going to get seat at any point of time,considering at that time it was in Russia's camp.

BangaloreGuy said...

Saw another blogger mirroring your thought on giving the UN a kick.

Interesting thought, and one that will shake things up. But MMS being allowed to do that? Fat chance. Our politicos thrive on saying something in opposition and doing the exact opposite in power. And in the current atmosphere are happy fiddling away while India's dreams burn.

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