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Entries by Evelyn Leopold from 10/2009

Iran Talks: Shadows of Iraq, Legitimacy of Regime

| Posted 10.16.2009 | World

Two elephants are and were in the room during negotiations on Iran's nuclear ambitions: the rigged elections that brought President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power and the shadow of Iraq.

Cuban Vote at UN: "Here We Go Again"

| Posted 10.28.2009 | World

For the 18th consecutive year, the General Assembly condemned the US embargo against Cuba. But this was the first vote since President Obama took office, and everyone listened for hints of change.

UN Starts World's First Arms Trade Treaty: Will It Work?

| Posted 10.31.2009 | World

The aim is to set standards for the global $55 billion export business in guns, tanks, attack helicopters, jet fighters, missiles and other conventional weapons.