The long-lasting stalemate at the UN over Syria highlights the fundamental differences on the world order between Russia and China on one side and the West on the other.
For the third time in the last nine months, Russia and China have vetoed a Western-backed UN Security Council resolution on Syria that envisages external intervention as the main means for stopping violence in the country.
The long-lasting stalemate at the UN over Syria has implications beyond the settlement of the Syrian crisis, highlighting the fundamental differences between Russia and China on one hand and the U.S. and its allies on the other regarding principles for maintaining world order.
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