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30th September 2015 – Quoted by Jessica Schulberg - The Huffington Post

Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

Grant Rumley

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday declared that he will no longer be bound by the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, citing Israel's failure to uphold its obligations under the peace agreement. more...

30th September 2015 – PJ Media

Obama’s Talk and Putin’s Blitz: A Russian Middle East Coup in Three Acts

In New York, the United Nations is still lumbering through its Sept. 28th – Oct. 3 general debate. But even with today’s declaration by aging potentate Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinian Authority will no longer respect the Oslo Accords (did they ever?) the headlines are elsewhere. more...

30th September 2015 – 1070 WINA

The Schilling Show

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett comments on US, Russia, and Syria. more...

28th September 2015 – Newsmax TV

The Hard Line

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses the different the UN speeches of Presidents Obama and Putin concerning the crisis in Syria. more...

27th September 2015 – Quoted by Ruthie Blum - The Algemeiner

Pope Francis’ Sins of Omission

As his five-day visit to the United States comes to an end, Pope Francis continues to receive the undivided attention of audiences as major in number as in stature. more...

25th September 2015 – Forbes

The U.N.‘s Parade of Dictators

Founded in 1945 to promote global peace, human dignity and freedom, the United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary — with a parade of dictators. The ceremonies will peak on Monday, at U.N. headquarters in New York, when the General Assembly opens its annual debate with a lineup starring the presidents of such notorious tyrannies as China, Russia, Iran and Cuba. more...

19th March 2015 – Fox News

Your World with Neil Cavuto

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett on a potential UN role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. more...

15th March 2015 – The National Interest

Obama’s Security Council Gambit

David B. Rivkin

The administration should eschew this path and accept what the Constitution requires – Senate approval of the treaty it is now negotiating. more...

12th March 2015 – Quoted by Hayes Brown - BuzzFeed

U.S. “Has No Intention” Of Using United Nations To Cement Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

The U.S. has “no intention” of using the United Nations to lock into place any potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. more...

2nd March 2015 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Seoul Hopes to Build U.N. Headquarters, Peace Park Near North Korea’s DMZ

An influential lawmaker here says President Park Geun-Hye’s government is putting its weight behind an initiative to bring a new U.N. regional headquarters to South Korea, along with an “international peace park” that could be built on land inside the highly sensitive Demilitarized Zone that has divided the nation from North Korea since 1953. more...

31st December 2014 – Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS

After U.N. Defeat, Palestinian Unilateralism Seen as ‘Losing its Luster’

Jonathan Schanzer

Several months of campaigning for unilateral Palestinian statehood recognition culminated in a diplomatic blitz by the Palestinian Authority during the last few days of 2014. But the campaign ground to a halt on Dec. 30, when the United Nations Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution that called for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank by 2017 and the establishment of a Palestinian state with borders based on the pre-1967 lines. more...

31st December 2014 – Quoted by Ruth Eglash and Carol Morello - Washington Post

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Moves to Join International Criminal Court

Grant Rumley

A day after a failed bid at the United Nations to push a Middle East peace settlement, ­Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas moved Wednesday to join the International Criminal Court, setting the stage for potential war-crimes complaints against Israel. more...

15th October 2014 – The Washington Times

The Death of R2P

Clifford D. May

Remember R2P? Not to be confused with R2-D2 (a robotic character in the Star Wars movies), “Responsibility to Protect” was an international “norm” proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan following the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and the mass murders in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica a year later. more...

1st October 2014 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

US Talk of Thawing Iran Relations Highlights Rift with Israel

Mark Dubowitz

Obama administration officials and Iran skeptics, chief among them Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are presenting starkly different outlooks of what the world would look like should negotiators meet a Nov. 24 deadline and strike a nuclear deal. more...

26th September 2014 – Quoted by Joe Lauria - The Wall Street Journal

Palestinian Leader Calls for Status Talks

Grant Rumley

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said his government would introduce a resolution here demanding an immediate resumption of talks with a firm timetable toward a final status accord with Israel on land and refugees. more...

25th September 2014 – VOA Persian

VOA Persian News

Saeed Ghasseminejad

FDD Associate Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad analyses President Rouhani's speech at the UN. more...

24th September 2014 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses Obama's speech at the UN. more...

8th September 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

FDD Reporter in Residence Claudia Rosett discusses UNRWA's part in the most recent Gaza conflict. more...

4th September 2014 – National Review Online

The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?

The United Nations has been quick to launch a special inquiry into Israel for defending itself this summer against Hamas terrorist attacks out of Gaza. But will anyone be investigating the role in this conflict of the U.N. itself? more...

25th August 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

FDD's Journalist-in-Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses the UN's Gaza inquiry. 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