05.03.2023 Research Brief: The Driving Factors behind UN Votes on Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

This research studies the reasons behind certain countries voting in favor of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the UN General Assembly’s first emergency session. The study found that factors such as defense cooperation agreements with Russia, a history of leftist governments, receipt of Russian aid, political similarities with Russia, and lack of war with the Soviet Union all significantly impacted the probability of voting in favor of Russia.

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This note by Professors Mohammad Reza Farzanegan and Hassan F. Gholipour is based on a forthcoming publication in International Interactions. The working paper (before peer review) version of this study is available at MAGKS Nr. 17-2022.

The note is available via VoxUkraine.

To cite this study:

Farzanegan, M.R., Gholipour, H.F., 2023. The Driving Factors behind UN Votes on Russia’s Ukraine Invasion. VoxUkrain, Available at:  https://voxukraine.org/en/the-driving-factors-behind-un-votes-on-russias-ukraine-invasion/