Argument: UN veto is being abused to stymie country admissions to UN
- Thalif Deen. "How Veto Powers Stymied UN Memberships". Inter Press Service. July 13, 2007 - "The exercise of veto powers to bar countries from U.N. membership -- a relic of the Cold War -- is threatening to make a comeback in the politics of the world body.
- The United States is expected to introduce a resolution in the Security Council, perhaps next week or before the end of July, seeking U.N. membership for Kosovo, the breakaway former province of the now-defunct Yugoslavia. But Russia, the successor state to the former Soviet Union, is threatening to use its veto to bar Serbia's U.N. administered Kosovo from the world body."