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The Syrian conflict, now nearing its 13th year, has left the country in ruins. Despite waning international attention, it stands as the largest displacement crisis globally, with over 12 million Syrians that have been forcibly displaced throughout the region. The …

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The relentless bombardment in Gaza by Israel Defense Forces is threatening to further destabilize the Middle East and prolong existing conflicts. While Omani-led peace negotiations for Yemen continue amid these fractures, the boiling tensions in the Red Sea could halt …

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In 2014, the Syrian conflict appeared to be spinning out of control. Reaching new levels of horror and suffering that inflicted death, displacement and destruction on a massive scale within Syria, it had also developed into a full-fledged regional proxy …

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The catastrophe in Sudan is threatening to devolve into a full-blown civil war, inviting countries like Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia to take sides. Some experts say, however, that the solution lies not with global outside powers but …

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António Guterres has finished the first year of his second five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations. During his original term, from 2017-2022, he publicly avowed to bring gender parity to the UN. Recently, speaking on the fifth anniversary …

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When a tough independent report sharply criticized the United Nations in December for its bungled attempts to cover up, or at least ignore, the sexual abuse of children by peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic in recent years, it …

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SYDNEY, Australia — As with most innovations at the United Nations, the genesis of the concept of the special representative, or special envoy, of the secretary-general can be traced back to Dag Hammarskjold, the UN secretary-general. Special envoys were dispatched …

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