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UNSC Code instead of Da Vinci Code

UNSC Code instead of Da Vinci Code 

by Valentina San Martin

 

Everybody knows the story of The Last Supper. During this final meal, Jesus shared a nice apperitivo with his Disciples before predicting his betrayal by one of the present Apostles. Indeed, Leonardo Da Vinci even painted the event in the late 15th– century which is now exposed in the Covent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. 

Today at United Nations Security Council (UNSC), things are not that different. But instead of enjoying wine and bread, the delegates deal with the proliferation of ISIS and the security situation in Syria and Iraq.  

In fact, while ISIS has always been more or less present in the Middle East, the authority of this extremist movement is getting more and more powerful as it has achieved to gain control over Syria and Iraq, causing more than four million people to flee abroad. Hence, it poses a strong security risk not only for Europe – through terrorists’ attacks such as those in Paris or Brussels – but for the Middle East as the Islamists are taking out their violent ideology on innocent civilians. According to that, a US-led coalition has been leading airstrikes in Syria for two years and Russia joined in the airstrikes in 2015. Nevertheless, this outside involvement has complicated the situation. 

 It seems that the USA and Russia have found some brand new allies in that coalition; France, UK and China – that joined after lunchtime – as they are trying to reproduce the Permanent Five (Big Five or P5). In other words, for lack of a nice apperitivo, the delegates are going to agree on the sharing of valuable information concerning ISIS. 

Picture for the interview P5

Someone’s already missing…

 
But within this promiscuous alliance, it would be a shame if one of the countries decided to break the treaty, and to donate some precious hard-earned information to the enemies, as everybody knows that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Is there a Judah among the Big Five? That is the question. In fact, some have suggested that Russia is merely helping the Syrian government to stay in power…. But for now, lets contemplate Da Vinci’s piece of art, the world’s most famous paradox depiction of both sympathy and conspiracy.

 

(c) Valentina San Martin for the MILMUN Chronicle

  

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