Bribery on the Security Council

The United States greatly increases aid to countries when they sit as non-permanent members on the Security Council. Why?

Takeaway Points

  1. Perhaps the United States is bribing non-permanent members for their votes.
  2. Perhaps the United States is buying good will in hopes the non-permanent members will fall in line.
  3. Perhaps aid increases because being on the Security Council makes their concerns more salient to the United States.
  4. Perhaps being more internationally involved both increases aid and the likelihood of sitting on the Security Council.