• North Korea and the UN: Agony and Ecstasy

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 

    If you are reading this, it must mean we have not been annihilated by a nuclear war between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Not that Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, will be able to take much credit — not because she didn’t try but because...

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    UN Peacekeeping: Big Budget Cuts but at What Cost?

    by  • August 17, 2017 • 

    LONDON — With little fanfare at the end of June, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to a peacekeeping budget for the financial year from July 2017 to July 2018. The budget contained significant cuts as well as a shift in focus toward the UN’s more complicated missions in Francophone Africa and away from...

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