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23rd July 2013 – Fox News

Where are the UN Sanctions on Hezbollah?

Benjamin Weinthal

A year ago Hezbollah operatives destroyed the lives of innocent Israelis and Bulgarians when they blew up a tour bus in Burgas. “The wound in my... more...

19th June 2013 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Storms UN Compound in Mogadishu

Bill Roggio

A suicide assault team from Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, attacked a United Nations base in the capital of Somalia, killing several UN employees... more...

6th May 2013 – Commentary

Has Assad Already Lost Control of Syria’s Chemical Weapons?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

While the debate continues on the administration’s apparent slip of tongue that is causing some much confusion about President Obama’s Syria policy or rather, lack thereof... more...

6th May 2013 – New York Post

Fight the Blackmail

Yet again, North Korea is playing hostage politics with America — sentencing a US citizen in its custody, Kenneth Bae, to 15 years at hard labor. It’s time we stopped giving in to this extortion. more...

29th April 2013 – National Review Online

Let the French Pay for UNESCO

Here comes the next chapter in perverse U.S. priorities at the United Nations. While the federal government has been pleading that it is too broke to provide White House tours or pay air-traffic controllers... more...

27th April 2013 – The Weekly Standard

UN for Combating Terror Finance to Convene in Sudan, a State Sponsor of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

On Sunday, the leading experts on terrorism finance in the Middle East and North Africa will convene for a five-day conference. The Financial Action Task Force is essentially the United Nations... more...

31st March 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

At the U.N., Iran Is a Powerhouse, Not a Pariah

President Obama likes to describes Iran as "isolated." But there is nothing lonely about Iran's berth at the United Nations, where in the corridors and on the boards of powerful agencies... more...

22nd March 2013 – Fox News

Nursing Mothers Imprisoned: UN Report Details Iranian Persecution of Non-Muslims

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran’s hard-line regime has intensified its violent crackdown on Christians and other religious minorities, even imprisoning nursing mothers for practicing their faith, according to a new... more...

10th March 2013 – The Jerusalem Post

Envoys Work to End UN’s Palestinian Refugee Status

Benjamin Weinthal

At a small conference at the Harvard Club in Manhattan on Thursday, a host of dignitaries and experts, including Israel’s envoy to the UN Ron Prosor, addressed the UN’s classification of Palestinian... more...

1st March 2013 – National Review Online

The UN’s Anti-Semitic Alliance

On Wednesday, under the crystal chandeliers of Vienna’s ornate Hofberg Palace, the prime minister of Turkey delivered a speech in which he called Zionism “a crime against humanity” — equating it with fascism... more...

26th February 2013 – The Long War Journal

Emir of Ansar Dine Added to US, UN’s Terrorist Lists

Bill Roggio

Both the United States and the United Nations have added Iyad ag Ghali, the emir of the Mali-based, al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine, to their lists of global terrorists. Ghali was instrumental in the takeover of northern... more...

19th February 2013 – Forbes

Meet Iran’s Ambassador to the UN

In a sold-out event, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, will be speaking Wednesday evening at the Asia Society in New York, starring in a “conversation” titled: “The U.S. and Iran... more...

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...

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