John Chappell

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John Ramming Chappell is a Legal Fellow at Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). He is also a joint J.D. and M.S. in Foreign Service candidate at Georgetown University and an Emerging Expert with the Forum on the Arms Trade. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, John received his B.A. in International Studies and Arabic from the University of Mississippi.

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Russia-Ukraine War

Must Russia Abstain on Security Council Votes Regarding the Ukraine Crisis?

As the Security Council deliberates possible action on Ukraine, the question of abstention nonetheless looms large: Does the U.N. Charter require Russia to abstain on a resolution concerning Ukraine and, if so, could the United States effectively pressure it to do so?