President Obama Repeats His Failed Foreign Policy Mantra at the UN

By Joseph A. Klein President Obama delivered his annual speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 28th.  He spoke mostly in generalities, with his usual platitudes extolling the benefits of multilateral cooperation, diplomacy and international law rooted in what he called “universal,” “self-evident” truths.  He condemned “the belief that power is a zero-sum […]

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In Brief: Putin’s Address to the United Nations in 10 Quotes

Putin delivered a much-anticipated speech outlining Russia’s position to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Here is a summary of what he said.  Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered relatively few surprises at his UN General Assembly, despite what has been described as a buildup with additional aid sent to Syria and information sharing regarding the fight against ISIL also established […]

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United Nations Makes Migrant Crisis Worse with Loose Rhetoric

By Joseph A. Klein United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted, in a statement released on September 8th, that European nations open their doors to the many thousands of Middle Easterners and North Africans said to be “fleeing war and violence, who have a right to seek asylum without any form of discrimination.” The statement […]

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Why Has the U.S. Congress Done So Little About UNRWA?

by Steven J. Rosen Justice Winter 2014-2015 American defenders of Israel generally see the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as one of the worst UN agencies, an organization that harbors terrorists, teaches militant conflict with Israel and anti-Semitism in its schools, and perpetuates the Palestinian refugee issue as a source of tension.[1] Yet […]

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UN Official ‘Alarmed’ by Iran’s ‘Surge in Executions’: 1,005 in 14 Months

(CNSNews.com) – The Islamic Republic of Iran’s use of “cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment persist[s] at alarming rates,” including a “surge in executions” over the past 14 months, said Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, special rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). “Of particular alarm is the surge in executions documented this year,” Shaheed said […]

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It’s the Islamic Jihad Ideology, Stupid

By Joseph A. Klein The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005, at the initiative of former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey. Its stated vision is to build “mutual respect among peoples of different cultural and religious identities, highlighting the will of the […]

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UN Gaza Probe Like ‘Cain Investigating Abel’s Murder’

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Tuesday said William Schabas’s resignation from the UN Human Rights Council’s Gaza war probe will not affect the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry, which is investigating “war crimes” charges against Israel. Those findings are “as prejudiced as the body that established it, whose sole purpose is bashing and […]

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