NIKKI HALEY WATCH

Nikki Haley Tells New York Elites: I Will Change the UN

Nikki Haley, the Trump administration’s ambassador to the United Nations took her ambitious plans and convictions about the role of the United States in the UN to the center of New York’s foreign policy establishment: the Council on Foreign Relations. Her central message, delivered on March 29, was that the UN needs the “breath of … Read more

Desperate Escape: Why Syrian and Other Refugees Are Rushing to Europe

As a relentless remake of the Middle East and North Africa has been taking place, mass displacements of populations have also been occurring. And more chaos is ahead, says the United States Defense Intelligence chief, Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, in his assessment that Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and … Read more

Making the Case for a Greater US Presence in UN Peacekeeping

United Nations peacekeeping needs new kinds of tools and troops to counter the demands posed by forces waging catastrophic wars beyond the control of governments and without even a semblance of adherence to the most rudimentary ethical rules of combat or international war crimes laws. The urgent need to rethink and retool peacekeeping, already a … Read more

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Resource Wars: How Afraid Should We Be of China?

Xi Jinping of China

The United States and Japanese military held joint war games in California in February, practicing how to invade and take back an island seized by hostile forces. While they didn’t say whose forces they were worried about, the drill was one more sign of growing global fears that China’s People’s Liberation Army may soon grab … Read more

 

The US Should Invest More in the UN, a Report Says

Danish peacekeepers in South Lebanon, playing Legos with local schoolchildren.

The influential Council on Foreign Relations has joined the chorus of those who say the United States can no longer afford to act alone when trying to resolve crises across the globe. As the world witnesses a decline  in wars between nations as well as  intrastate conflicts, a new report from the Council advises the U.S. to take more advantage of international and regional organizations to find long-lasting solutions to simmering problems that can boil over into bloodshed and destruction.

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