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Record Number of Women Makes History at UN Security Council

A View from the United Nations | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
A View from the United Nations

Women ambassadors are filling over a third of the Council's 15 seats, making history at the venerable institution and sending out a strong message about women's empowerment.

Envoy Says U.S. Can't Rule Out Help From Russian Personnel In Downing Plane

Posted 07.18.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says the United States cannot rule out help from Russia in the launch of the surface-to-air mis...

My Message to Harvard Kennedy School Grads

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Ambassador Samantha Power

Even as some countries continue steadily along the path toward greater democracy, others have taken some concerning steps back with respect to political rights and civil liberties. Your challenge is to ensure that democracy expands, deepens, and delivers.

Samantha Power: U.S. Ready To Impose More Sanctions Against Russia

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes) WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - The United States is prepared to step up sanctions against Russia if recent actions in...

Russia's Isolation Over Crimea Doesn't Seem to Bother Moscow

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.15.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The West's objective in the UN Security Council was to show Moscow it was isolated in conducting a referendum in the Crimea asking Russia to annex the region. But none of this affected President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine War Drums in House of Peace

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The question now is not whether Russia will leave the Crimea it invaded but whether it will move into eastern Ukraine on the pretext of guarding ethnic Russians.

Parlez-vous Francais 'Problem from Hell'?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Why has France, which opposed the war in Iraq, suddenly taken up the mantle of humanitarianism? Is it guilt motivating France's latest bout of humanitarian interventionism? Or is the French government just more humane than ours? Actually, none of the above.

Why Are We in Afghanistan?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Obama and his advisors have the primary task to define and assert the American national interest. Afghanistan is not the place. What have we gained after more than 12 years?

No Holds Barred: The Iranian 'Problem From Hell'

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

One can only hope that a moral voice like Samantha Power's will not join Kerry's misguided appeal on Iran.

Foreign Ministers Talk LGBT Rights at the UN

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

The fact that LGBT rights violations were, for the first time, the subject of a ministerial meeting was widely noticed by diplomats, the media and other observers. It's a sign of the increasing visibility of these issues, and of the political importance that many countries now attach to them.

Taking the Lead: Obligations of the United States as Global Hegemon

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

The question Syria has awakened is whether it is the United States' job to "be the world's police," an unappealing designation to many. If police are responsible for preventing and detecting crime and maintaining the public order, international relations theory dictates that, yes, it is our job.

The UN General Assembly Bingo and/or Drinking Game

MP Nunan | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy
MP Nunan

It's that time of year again! It's the UN General Assembly -- when representatives from 193 countries around the world descend on Midtown Manhattan to end poverty and stop wars by engaging in the caliber of discussion that embodies humanity's highest ideals.

Diplomacy in Syria? Looks Like It. Peace Pact? Not So Fast

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Diplomacy instead of bombs may get rid of Syria's chemical weapons but an end to the bloody civil war that has left more than 100,000 dead is not even close.

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

Syria: The American People's Right to Ask Why

Darryl Woodard | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

American voices are influencing discussion about Syria. That is good, because it would not have happened if the president had decided to strike first, instead of bringing the matter to Congress for a vote.

Pakistan, Yemen And Afghanistan Have Children Too, And They Are Being Killed by Our Drones

Robert Greenwald | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As the administration calls attention to the terrible killing of children in Syria, I call upon them to acknowledge the killing of children by U.S. drones, and to immediately halt our drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan.

China and Syria

Donald Gross | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Donald Gross

One of the most significant aspects of the case China makes against a military strike on Syria is its consistency with positions taken by leading American opponents of an attack.

What I Learned On The Ground In Syria

Ming Holden | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Ming Holden

I am anti-war. That's precisely why I support a US strike in Syria.

In Support of Our President in Syria: Understanding Those Beyond Terrible, Even in Warfare

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

For over thirty years, I have witnessed the inner sanctums of true family lives, as opposed to the lives families project to the outside world. I am c...

Jennifer Bendery

Samantha Power Suggests Bombing Syria May Not Be Legal, But Is Necessary | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power suggested Monday that launching a military strike on Syria may be not legal, but she said it is "necessar...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can Obama Sway Libs Loathing Iraq or Cons Loathing Him?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama bets his presidency for a third time. Will war-weary liberals really reject his pledge that Syria's not Iraq? Will hawks who supported an invasion over rumored WMD now oppose a one-time attack when it was actually used? Is there a majority pony to be found in this mess? Reagan & Matalin doubt it.

Power: Assad Has Used Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

In a tweet posted Monday evening, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said that chemical weapons are devastating Syrian civilians, cl...

A Samantha Power for Italy, Too?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

In her first speech as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power criticized the inefficiency of UN bureaucracy. Probably it would have been a good idea to send her to Italy, instead, rather than to New York: changing Italy appears to be a harder task than reforming the United Nations.

Power Will Face 'Harsh Realities' Of The UN

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power faced some tough questions during her first day on the job on...

Women and the New Global Development Agenda

Dawn Laguens | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Dawn Laguens

Where women succeed, communities prosper -- from Texas to Thailand. This is the basic premise that Planned Parenthood and civil society organizations around the world have brought to the table in the global conversation around how best to reduce poverty and foster sustainable development.