United Nations: Package Deal

After months of public haggling, the U.N. Security Council last week succumbed to Russian blackmail and voted in two new members: Mauritania and the Mongolian People's Republic (Outer Mongolia).

For 15 years Russia has tried to bully the U.N. into admitting Outer Mongolia, its oldest satellite. Wedged between Russia and Red China, Outer Mongolia is an Alaska-sized territory of 1,000,000 nomadic people; hide-covered tent villages still dot the high plateaus, and the country still depends economically on its 21 million head of horses, camels, yaks and sheep. Led by the U.S. and Nationalist China, the West has always been able to...

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