The United Nations, which has failed to help resolve some of the world’s ongoing and longstanding civil wars and military conflicts—including Palestine, Afghanistan, Yemen, Western Sahara, Myanmar, Syria, and Ukraine. The UN has remained helpless with a divided Security Council in virtual paralysis. The veto is being misused for political purposes. This is not in line with the purpose of the UN and the spirit of its Charter. The UN has a declining role in geo-politics. The UN is becoming a giant humanitarian relief organization, …and it’s sort of really retreating from big-time geopolitics simply because this formula of the UN, the format of it and the way its checks and balances work, aren’t sharp or effective enough in the world as it is.