With the rise in unilateral military actions, the aparent death of diplomacy and a means of pursuing foreign policy, and the US ambivalence towards it (like with the League of Nations), is the UN doomed to go the way of the League of Nations? I think the rise of unilateralism is destroying the UN. Many people think of the UN as a governmental body and use the fact that it represents several opinions as a weakness, therefore dismissing it because it can't impose its will. The various vetos by the permanent members of the Security Council are preventing it from making decisions, and then it gets portrayed as weak, creating a vicious cycle. Certain states ignore resolutions with impunity as they have the backing of a powerful state, further weakening the UN. I fear we are on another rise in fanatical nationalism and unilateralism on all sides, and a situation like that is a tinderbox waiting to catch fire. We are moving back to the balance of powers type situation that existed prior to WW2. Any opinions?