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13th February 2013 – Forbes

North Korea’s Middle East Webs and Nuclear Wares

North Korea’s third and latest nuclear test is certainly a threat to Asian security, but the dangers go way beyond Asia. For decades, North Korea has been one of the world’s most enterprising and unscrupulous suppliers... more...

14th December 2012 – The Rosett Report

Lost in Washington? The Disappearing Director-General of UNESCO

I know, I know — the news of the hour is UN Ambassador Susan Rice. But there’s plenty of interesting commentary right now about Rice (including her own op-ed in the The Washington Post, where,... more...

13th December 2012 – National Review Online

Game Plan for the UNESCO Shakedown

Alarm bells ought to be going off because of the quiet trip to Washington this week of the head of the Paris-based UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. more...

8th December 2012 – The Commentator

Palestine’s Strangely Stubborn State of Mind

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The UN vote upgrading the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to a non-member state with observer status has done nothing to move the cause of Palestinian statehood forward. Instead, it repeats the... more...

30th November 2012 – National Review Online

The PLO’s U.N. Fiasco Shows U.S. Weakness

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to upgrade the Palestine Liberation Organization’s status to a non-member observer state. The vote tally was 138 in favor... more...

30th November 2012 – Foreign Policy

How Israel Lost Europe

Jonathan Schanzer, Benjamin Weinthal

There was never much doubt that the U.N. General Assembly would overwhelmingly vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority to the status of nonmember state on Nov. 29. more...

29th November 2012 – The Rosett Report

Meanwhile, UNESCO Chief Is Romancing Cuban Education

When UNESCO — the UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization — admitted the Palestinian Authority as a full member last year, the decision triggered a U.S. law that forbids American... more...

25th November 2012 – The Wall Street Journal

A Palestinian Flanking Maneuver

This week, the Palestinian faction that has been fighting Israel with rockets will likely yield to the one fighting it with lawyers at the United Nations. more...

24th November 2012 – The Rosett Report

Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet?

Here it comes again — another United Nations-sponsored grab to control the Internet. Next month, Dec. 3-14, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a conference in Dubai, at... more...

20th November 2012 – National Review Online

The U.N. Tilt to Terrorists

Nowhere in the charter of the United Nations is there any mandate for the U.N. to stack the deck in favor of terrorists. Yet that is exactly the effect of the current U.N. furor over conflict between Israel... more...

20th November 2012 – The Rosett Report

Letters of Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Security Council

Now that Israel is fighting back against the rocket-launching Iranian-backed terrorists of Gaza, the United Nations has swung into a frenzy of activity, calling for immediate measures to stop the violence and end the crisis. more...

12th October 2012 – The Rosett Report

Digging Deeper Into the UN’s WIPO Tech for Tyrants Scandal

Congressional investigators of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs are pressing ahead with their inquiry into one of the flashier United Nations scandals of recent times — call it Tech for Tyrants — involving the... more...

5th October 2012 – The Rosett Report

The Wreckage of Benghazi

On Thursday, an FBI team finally arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to visit the sites of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. It took the FBI... more...

4th October 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Spinning Ahmadinejad

Clifford D. May

The funniest news item last week was also, if you think about it, the scariest: FARS, Iran’s official news agency, ran the headline: “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” more...

3rd October 2012 – National Review Online

Obama Out to Lunch at the UN

At last week’s grand gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, one of the Obama administration’s worst fumbles was largely unreported by the U.S. media. more...

27th September 2012 – The Rosett Report

In the Shadow of Ahmadinejad’s Hotel

“A new world order” is what some news accounts say Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been calling for during his current visit to the opening of the United Nations General... more...

22nd September 2012 – The Rosett Report

Scores of US Visas for Ahmadinejad’s Bulging Entourage

When Iran’s pro-genocide president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attends the United Nations General Assembly annual opening in New York this coming week, how many Iranian officials will he... more...

13th September 2012 – Forbes

About Those Blacklisted Iranian Ships Calling at Libyan Ports…

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

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

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...


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