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German Ambassador Peter Wittig

International Cyber Security at the UN: Between Doom and Hesitant Optimism

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Clearly, establishing a worldwide regulatory framework for Internet security will require staying power, juridical skill and a strong belief in the need to protect both the integrity of vital Internet resources and the lives of those threatened by cyber insecurity.

Middle East Permeates UN General Assembly Despite 50 Sideshows

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The civil war in Syria and its 26,000 dead are dominating this week's U.N. General Assembly session but no solution is expected to emerge. The same goes for the Islamic uprisings against the United States and Iran's nuclear program.

UN Security Council Fiddles While Syria Burns (Albeit With Mock Humor)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Arguing over a resolution on Syria, Russia and the United States indulged in barbs that resulted in a U.S. cartoon of the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" adorned with the face of the Vitaly Churkin, Russia's U.N. ambassador.

UN Council Connects Climate Change to Security, Barely

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some issues appear as easy to support as motherhood and apple pie. But not in the U.N. Security Council.

UN Council Raps Syria With a Whimper, Not a Bang

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Osama bin Laden's demise was welcomed, Libyan leaders faced bombs but Syria has nearly vanished from the list of name and shame countries at the U.N. Security Council. What they have in common is violence against civilians. Does it matter? Yes.

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.

Libya at UN: A Bridge Too Far

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The UN Security Council condemned the violence in Libya, deplored the regime's crackdown and said those responsible for killing some 300 people should be held accountable -- a sign that Colonel Moammar Gadhafi has few friends.