• Obama and the UN

    Reasons to Love and Criticize the UN

    by  • November 4, 2012 • BOOKS, US-UN Relations • 

    Minustah in Haiti peacekeepers

    In his new book, “Living With the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order,” Kenneth Anderson forces readers who lean sympathetically toward the United Nations to consider why they support it despite its faults. On the other hand, the acerbic views of Anderson, a law professor at American University, about the UN are deeply colored by...

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    ‘God Bless the Republic of Nauru and God Bless the United Nations’

    by  • September 28, 2012 • General Assembly, Special Report, Women • 1 Comment

    Cristina Fernandez, president of Argentina

    Many diplomats spoke their piece – if not rambled – at the newest United Nations General Assembly session this week, delivering speeches by at least 120 heads of state on a revolving door of themes. Yet in this sometimes theatrical, often wearying annual event held in New York, no one ranted along the lines...

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    Quietly, New US Policies Align With the UN

    by  • December 29, 2011 • ICC, US-UN Relations, Women • 7 Comments

    On Dec. 16, without fanfare, President Barack Obama issued an executive orderestablishing for the first time a global American policy to advance women’s roles in making and keeping peace. The absence or marginalization of women from international security affairs has been a cause of much United Nations attention for more than a decade, right...

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