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12th September 2017 – Quoted by Yonhap News

U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday, imposing caps on its imports of oil but stopping short of measures that could cripple the regime. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

UN Approves New North Korea Sanctions, Stopping Short of Oil Embargo

Anthony Ruggiero

The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the U.S. dropped demands such as an oil embargo to win support from Russia and China. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Demetri Sevastopulo and Katrina Manson - Financial Times

UN agrees stronger sanctions against North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero


31st August 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

The UN Should Be Stopped from Endorsing BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, is reportedly compiling an official blacklist of companies that do business in the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, thus putting a weapon in the hands of the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS). more...

30th August 2017 – Fox News

UN embrace of anti-Israel BDS movement endangers the very peace it claims to support

Benjamin Weinthal

While the United States and many European countries continue to oppose the anti-Israel boycott movement because it imposes a double-standard and harms peace efforts, the United Nations is set to engage in full-throated BDS by the end of this year. more...

17th August 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

UN Chief’s Visit to Israel Provides Opportunity to Reverse Organization’s Anti-Israel Policy

Benjamin Weinthal

The first official visit to Israel by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres this week presents a great opportunity for him to reverse the UN’s discriminatory policy against Israel, Benjamin Weinthal wrote on Fox News. more...

13th June 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

IDF General: UN Failing to Keep Hezbollah Out of Southern Lebanon

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel’s deputy chief of staff disputed the effectiveness of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Lebanon while touring the border with the force’s commander and Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations last week, Israel’s Channel Two reported. more...

28th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State battles rival jihadists for control of Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus

Thomas Joscelyn

Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (“Assembly for the Liberation of the Levant”) and the Islamic State have released competing propaganda claims from the Yarmouk camp in the southern part of Damascus this week. The two sides have battled each other for control of the camp, which was once home to more than 100,000 Syrians and Palestinian refugees, for more than two years. But the fighting continues to rage on. more...

7th March 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

UN Report Reveals North Korea’s Sanctions Evasion

Anthony Ruggiero

The United Nations issued its annual report Monday on North Korea, revealing numerous sanctions violations and confirming widespread suspicions that international sanctions on Pyongyang are poorly enforced. more...

8th February 2017 – The Washington Times

Border disputes

Clifford D. May

Al Qaeda does not value diversity and it’s not an equal opportunity employer. The same can be said of the Islamic State. And when the rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran want to commit an act of terrorism – the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, to take just one example – they are likely to give the assignment to members of Hezbollah, a radical Islamic group of the Shia persuasion. They are highly unlikely to recruit Unitarians, Mormons or Baha’i. more...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

U.S. House Discusses Reaction to UN Anti-settlement Resolution

Jonathan Schanzer

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee held a special hearing Thursday to discuss the recent UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements and the challenges the Trump administration will face regarding Israel, the Palestinians and the United Nations.  more...

1st February 2017 – The Washington Times

How much is the U.N. worth?

Clifford D. May

This may come as a shock: It’s possible, not likely but possible, that a committee of officials from the Defense, State and Justice Departments, as well as the National Security Council, will conduct a review of the disproportionate funding the United States provides to the United Nations and, hold onto your hats, come to the conclusion that American taxpayers should spend less on an organization that is inefficient, corrupt and inimical to American interests. more...

3rd January 2017 – The Washington Times

Trump’s first 100 days

Clifford D. May

It’s apparent that Donald Trump was — to employ a neologism coined by President George W. Bush 16 years ago — misunderestimated. But those who gave odds that he couldn’t transform from a successful businessman into a successful politician are now betting he can’t transform from a successful politician into a successful statesman. more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials. more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by - Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Middle East Expert: Anti-Settlement UN Security Council Resolution Can’t Be Rescinded, But There Are

Jonathan Schanzer

While the Trump administration will not be able to rescind the anti-Israeli settlement UN Security Council resolution that was approved last week, there are a number of retaliatory steps it could take, a Middle East expert told The Algemeiner on Thursday. more...

28th December 2016 – WMAL Radio

Drive at Five

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses UNSC 2334. more...

28th December 2016 – KCRW-FM

To the Point

Clifford D. May

Israel is railing at the Obama administration for not vetoing a UN vote last week condemning settlements in the West Bank. In retaliation, it's pulling envoys and advancing plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem, where Palestinians envision a future capital. more...

28th December 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies President Clifford May on the implications of Obama administration’s U.N. Security Council abstention. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Jacob Kornbluh and Aaron Magid - Jewish Journal

Kerry questions how much longer U.S. can support Israel under status quo

Jonathan Schanzer

Following years of built-up personal frustration, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a lengthy critique of Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a speech at the State Department on Wednesday, a mere 23 days prior to leaving office more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Nahal Toosi and Nolan D. Mccaskill NAHAL TOOSI - Politico

Kerry to Israel: We support you but can’t defend ‘right-wing’ agenda

Jonathan Schanzer

In a lengthy, at times bitter speech boiling over with frustration, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused the Israeli government of risking future prospects for peace with the Palestinians by adopting the right-wing agenda of the mushrooming Israeli settler movement. more...


15th April 2013 - 4:00 AM

Claudia Rosett Speaks on Iran and the UN

‘Iran at the UN: An Underreported Game of Influence’

The Henry Jackson Society, London, UK

20th February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Claudia Rosett Presides at Conversation with Amb Frederick Barton

A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Council on Foreign Relations