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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe

How the UN Isolated Russia, China, on Syria's Uprising

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The U.N. General Assembly told the Syrian government to stop shooting unarmed protestors and isolated its key supporter, Russia, in adopting a resolution that had at least 137 "yes" votes and only 12 against.

Syria: Russia-West Argue It Out; Damascus Waits It Out

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Western nations in the U.N. Security Council have two choices on Syria: soften the wording on their resolution that asks the Syrian president to delegate his "full authority" to his deputy or face a Russian-Chinese veto.

Ivory Coast: Will a Change of Leadership Stop Civil War?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With the battle for control of the Ivory Coast nearing an end, explosive divisions remain unresolved and revenge killings are expected after months of unthinkable horror.

Libya and UN: Will Benghazi Be Saved From Gaddafi?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Surprisingly, the often lethargic UN Security Council has approved force against Libya in a race against time to prevent the forces of Col. Muammar Gaddafi from crushing the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.