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Blog Post
20 1 2021

此社论于2021年1月20日在thejournal.ie发布

前线卫士的安德鲁-安德森说,爱尔兰可以在联合国安全理事会发挥关键作用,在困难时期改善国际关系。

近几周来,在充满挑战和困难的新闻中,看到杰拉尔丁-拜恩-纳森大使 (Geraldine Byrne Nason)就任爱尔兰在联合国安全理事会的席位,并看到她已经在推动一项有关妇女、和平与安全的议程,令人欣慰。

爱尔兰在开始其两年任期时,基于规则的国际制度从未受到过如此大的威胁。 联合国安理会的两个常任理事国,即中国和俄罗斯,正在积极开展活动,以削弱这一框架,破坏民主和人权。

第三个常任理事国,即美国,充其量只是缺席,但有时也是积极破坏和损害该体系的同谋。

一个动荡的世界

尽管最近几周华盛顿特区出现了危险的场面,但随着今天新总统的宣誓就职,这种情况有希望得到改变,我们将看到一个扭转民粹主义专制主义潮流的机会。

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