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13th September 2012 – Forbes

About Those Blacklisted Iranian Ships Calling at Libyan Ports…

Claudia Rosett

The U.S. is looking for ways to beef up security in Libya, following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Two... more...

11th September 2012 – National Review Online

The Real Rules of the U.N. Human Rights Council

Claudia Rosett

The good news is that genocide-tainted Sudan has withdrawn its bid to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move that suggests there may actually be some outer limits to the travesties... more...

7th September 2012 – The Rosett Report

Canada’s Extremely Worthwhile Iran Initiative

Claudia Rosett

Among journalists, there’s an old joke: What’s the world’s most boring headline? “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative.” Except, never mind the old jokes, Canada’s foreign policy initiatives are getting awfully... more...

30th August 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Ban Ki-moon Over Tehran

Clifford D. May

Is there no point at which we conclude that the United Nations has evolved into an organization that is not just flawed, not just in need of reform, but fundamentally, structurally and incorrigibly hostile... more...

29th August 2012 – The Rosett Report

UN Brings US a New Low in Iran Diplomacy

Claudia Rosett

Every time you think it can’t get worse…. It’s quite bad enough that Iran is taking over the three-year chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement... more...

23rd August 2012 – The Rosett Report

Where Should Ahmadinejad Bunk Down in New York?

Claudia Rosett

Plaudits to the watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which is again tackling the mission of persuading New York City hotels to spurn Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his entourage... more...

9th August 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Jeane Kirkpatrick’s War

Clifford D. May

Jeane Kirkpatrick spent her life studying — and fighting — totalitarianism. Reading Peter Collier’s illuminating new biography, Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick... more...

31st July 2012 – The Rosett Report

Syria, Vogue, and the Apologia of Joan Juliet Buck

Claudia Rosett

It’s now 17 months since Vogue published its cover-story paean to the first lady of Syria, “Asma al-Assad: A Rose in the Desert.” Readers were treated to a profile of Asma up close, “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,”... more...

12th July 2012 – The Wall Street Journal

How Iran Steams Past International Sanctions

Claudia Rosett

Too often, one man's sanctions become another man's windfall. So it is with Iran sanctions and the minuscule Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, to which Iran's main oil tanker company, NITC, has just reflagged roughly half its fleet. more...

28th June 2012 – The Rosett Report

Saving Syria from Kofi Annan

Claudia Rosett

Some headlines seem designed to invite a one-word rejoinder, and so it is with a recent article on Slate: “How Kofi Annan Can Save Syria.” Obvious answer: Resign. more...

22nd June 2012 – The Rosett Report

Ahmadinejad in Rio

Claudia Rosett

It is by now a scene so familiar it’s become routine. At your expense, dear taxpayers of the planet — and especially at the expense of all you colonialist, imperialist, capitalist taxpayers of the United States — the United Nations holds a huge gathering. more...

10th June 2012 – The Rosett Report

Iran, Voice of the UN’s ‘Committee on Information’

Claudia Rosett

It’s quite perverse enough that the United Nations would have a so-called Committee on Information whose members include such censorship-loving regimes as those of Belarus, China, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Syria. more...

27th May 2012 – The Rosett Report

Yep: Robert Mugabe, UN Leader for Tourism

Claudia Rosett

Surely even the United Nations would hesitate over celebrating Zimbabwe’s longtime despot, Robert Mugabe, as a “leader” of any kind? That’s why, in my previous post, I hesitated to assume the accuracy of a dispatch in the Zimbabwe Herald... more...

13th May 2012 – The Rosett Report

The UN and the Terrorism Trade

Claudia Rosett

Compensation of victims of terrorism sounds like a good idea. But is this something the United Nations should be involved with? more...

9th April 2012 – The Weekly Standard

UNESCO Funny Business

Claudia Rosett

Surely Comedy Central’s The Daily Show meant well when it sent comedian John Oliver all the way to Africa to file a report savaging the United States for defunding the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. more...

9th April 2012 – The New Republic

It’s Time to Add Syria to Kofi Annan’s Long List of Failures

Claudia Rosett, Jonathan Schanzer

It should have raised red flags when both Syria and Russia approved of Kofi Annan’s February 23 appointment as the United Nations-Arab League Joint Special Envoy (JSE) to Syria. more...

14th March 2012 – National Review Online

UNESCO Goes to Washington

Claudia Rosett

When the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization voted last October to confer membership on the Palestinian Authority, they knew their decision would trigger the withdrawal of U.S. funding... more...

8th March 2012 – National Review Online

Obama Administration to Congress: You’re Irrelevant

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave testimony in the Senate yesterday that was just breathtaking: asserting that the Obama administration believes it can go to war against Syria by obtaining permission from an international tribunal more...

6th March 2012 – Forbes

Russia’s Chariot Calls at Iran

Claudia Rosett

It’s time for the next installment in the adventures of the Chariot, a Russian-operated freighter that made headlines in January for delivering tons of Russian munitions to Syria. more...

6th March 2012 – The Washington Post

It’s Not About Gay Rights — It’s About Human Rights

For many, “gay rights” is associated with the debate over whether gay people should be allowed to marry, adopt children or serve openly in the military. But a discussion looming before the United Nations this week is far more basic: whether gays should enjoy the basic right to life. more...

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Events

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