Why China Is Suddenly Increasing Its Stake in the U.N.'s Troubled Humanitarian Forces (Newsweek)

China used to disdain the U.N. For the three decades after it joined the Security Council in 1971, it mostly didn’t even bother to vote on whether to approve peacekeeping missions, which it viewed as interference in the sovereign affairs of others. So when President Xi Jinping announced at the U.N. General Assembly session on September…