Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 February 2022
The debate on the compatibility of neutrality with collective security appears to have occupied scholars in the interwar period but not after the end of World War II. However, it remains relevant. Neutrality defers to collective security only if the Charter mechanism works effectively. Even then, however, neutrality is admissible if it does not subvert collective action authorized by the Security Council or the General Assembly under the Uniting-for-Peace resolution.