Bosnia’s chairing the Security Council. Seriously.

This month Bosnia took over the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council from the United States. Now I like the symbolism of postwar Bosnia on the Council as much as the next person, but is this any way to run the world’s leading peace and security body? At some point, the General Assembly needs ...

This month Bosnia took over the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council from the United States. Now I like the symbolism of postwar Bosnia on the Council as much as the next person, but is this any way to run the world's leading peace and security body? At some point, the General Assembly needs to stop carping about Council reform and start consistently electing states that can contribute to peace and security, not those barely able to govern themselves.

This month Bosnia took over the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council from the United States. Now I like the symbolism of postwar Bosnia on the Council as much as the next person, but is this any way to run the world’s leading peace and security body? At some point, the General Assembly needs to stop carping about Council reform and start consistently electing states that can contribute to peace and security, not those barely able to govern themselves.

David Bosco is an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of books on the U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court, and is at work on a new book about governance of the oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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