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Don’t Rearrange

Jonah, trying to change the permanent membership of the Security Council? That’s a terrible idea. Talk about opening a can of worms. Can you imagine, for example, the reaction of Pakistan if India was to be put forward? Much better to let the chips lie where they fell in 1945. Those arrangements are not perfect, of course, but they are better than the chaos that would ensue if a serious attempt was made to change them.

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