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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...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Carlo Muñoz - The Washington Times

John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu clash angrily about peace

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a rhetorical broadside against Israel Wednesday, saying Washington could not “protect or defend” the country should Tel Aviv continue to balk at two-state peace plans with Palestinians. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Dave Clark - Agence France Presse

Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Jonathan Schanzer

Washington (AFP) - In a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Wednesday that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

How Trump can (partially) undo Obama’s harm to Israel

Clifford D. May

The administration is playing defense, offering contradictory justifications for its abstention at the U.N. Security Council on a resolution declaring everything — including all of East Jerusalem — to be an illegal occupation and virtually inviting boycotts and international sanctions against Israel. Among the strongest critics of President Obama’s decision are Democrats like incoming minority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and House minority whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Even his former Middle East envoy George Mitchell says it was a mistake not to veto the resolution. more...

27th December 2016 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Founder Clifford May weighs in on the fallout from the U.N. settlements vote. more...

23rd December 2016 – The Hill

Why did Egypt risk ties to Israel and Trump with UN resolution?

Egypt on Wednesday night circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon Israel to "immediately and completely" cease all construction in West Bank settlements and in East Jerusalem. The next day, Egypt announced it had postponed the move, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke out against it after reportedly coming under Israeli pressure to do so. more...

2nd June 2016 – CCTV America

World Insight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali. more...

24th February 2016 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

GAO points to problems with the Iran nuclear deal

Mark Dubowitz

The Government Accountability Office put out a preliminary report on Tuesday on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. more...

2nd February 2016 – CTV

CTV News

Tony Badran

Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders have officially begun. This was announced by the U.N. special envoy after meeting with members from Syria’s main opposition group in Geneva on Monday. Tony Badran, Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies lends insight into what this might mean for the talks going forward and if a resolution is in sight. more...

20th December 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The UN Security Council has endorsed a peace plan for Syria. Will it work? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies weighs in. more...

18th December 2015 – Quoted by Alessandria Masi - International Business Times

UN Sanctions On ISIS Face Major Challenges From ‘Negligent States,’ ISIS-Controlled Territory

David Andrew Weinberg

For the first time in its 70-year history, the finance ministers of 15 permanent and nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council convened Thursday in the U.N. headquarters in New York City. more...

15th December 2015 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

U.N. Set To Close The File On Iranian Nukes

Mark Dubowitz

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog is set Tuesday to complete its probe of oil-rich Iran’s nuclear weapons program, moving a step closer to the lifting of international sanctions on the country. It comes as oil prices are near a decade low. more...

14th December 2015 – Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses the UN Security Council, North Korea, and climate change policy. more...

3rd December 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Journalist in Residence Claudia Rosett on the passing of a U.N. official mired in scandals. more...

4th November 2015 – Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses the shortcoming of the UN and the development of North Korea's nuclear weapons. more...

4th November 2015 – The Washington Times

An Unhappy United Nations Birthday

Clifford D. May

Did it escape your attention that last month was the 70th birthday of the United Nations? Did you miss the opportunity to celebrate by following Elyx on an “exciting 70-day (virtual) trip around the world to shine light on the UN’s work”? more...

2nd November 2015 – Quoted by Daniel Greenfield - Frontpage Mag

UN Top Official For Iraq Meets With Al Qaeda Funder

David Andrew Weinberg

What's the difference between the UN and an international terrorist organization? The terrorists usually know what they're doing. more...

30th October 2015 – Forbes

The Unbearable Lightness of UN Sanctions on North Korea

As far as President Obama has any discernible policy for dealing with the rising threat from North Korea, a big part of his approach entails pressuring Pyongyang with UN sanctions. 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