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Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

Rice Appointment Is Fitting Rebuke to GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There almost certainly will be another Obama pick that will raise some eyebrows and draw inevitable fire from either the GOP or some interests groups. Just as other presidents, Obama will have to weigh carefully the political fallout, if any, from his pick.

Are the New U.N. Sanctions More Than North Korea Bargained for?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

No one can predict what Pyongyang will do, which frequently threatens action, then reneges and then does something anyway to make sure the world and the region pay attention. It has the bomb but not (yet) the means to deliver it via a missile.

Axelrod: Obama Never Considered Rice for Secretary of State

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

There is one curious fact that still remains unsettled since the now-famous Susan Rice imbroglio of last December which led to her withdrawal from consideration for the job as U.S. Secretary of State -- namely did President Obama ever really consider her seriously for the position?

Rice Cracks Joke About GOP Move To Derail Her Promotion

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - With any hopes for replacing Hillary Clinton as the top U.S. diplomat dashed, Susan Rice told the annual U.N. Correspon...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Does Obama Need Women In Top Cabinet Jobs? | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

The prospects of a woman holding any of the top three Cabinet positions in President Barack Obama's second term look increasingly slim after reports t...

Amanda Terkel

Madeleine Albright On Susan Rice's Withdrawal: 'It's Appalling' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she found the treatment of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice by Republican senators "appallin...

Susan Rice Discouraged By 'Distracting' Process

Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from the running of potential secretary of state candidates on Thursday, a development first re...

Andrea Mitchell On Susan Rice: 'This Is Not Going To Help Republicans At All'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Media

Andrea Mitchell weighed in on Amb. Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday, commenting that the decision...

Palin Dismisses Harsh Attacks, Slams 'Appalling,' 'Atrocious' Obama Moves

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) said the criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over the September 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya has nothing to...

Susan Rice and How the Press Keeps Ignoring GOP Obstructionism

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Today, in a radical bout of obstructionism, Republicans are vowing to vote down Susan Rice and vowing to possibly block any secretary of state nomination put forward by President Obama.

Hillary Clinton Praises Susan Rice

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, a possible successor to Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, got some words of support from Clinton Wednesday....

Jason Linkins

House Republicans Can't Block A Susan Rice Nomination So They're Writing A Sternly Worded Letter | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

As Congress continues to probe the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the conversation seems to be gradually shifting from a hothouse hunt for the scalp of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to larger questions about the security breakdown itself. Buzzfeed's John Stanton sussed out that a shift seemed imminent at the end of last week, and while Sunday's political talk shows featured Rice's betes-noires -- Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- there was a sense that cooler heads were taking over. Most notably, McCain amigo Sen. Joe Lieberman made it clear to Fox News' Chris Wallace that he wasn't all that interested in pursuing the Susan Rice agita much further.

The GOP Hit on Rice Is a Hit on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If the GOP can wave Rice's supposed failings before the public long and hard enough to pressure Obama not to consider, let alone, appoint her as Secretary of State, it would be a signature victory.

American Crossroads Attacks Obama Over Libya Response In New Web Video

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the conservative super PAC backed by Karl Rove, released a new web video Thursday targeting President Barack Obama for his admini...

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.

Is Russia's UN Initiative on Syria a Compromise or a Delay to Action?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

No one so far is calling for military intervention in Syria. Instead it is expected that arms will be smuggled to the opposition, possibly through neighboring Turkey -- unless the Arab League manages to institute a genuine peace.

Syria Has Few Friends But UN Punitive Action Is Elusive

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.24.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Will Turkey and others ensure that Syrian opposition forces have enough military support to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad? Suddenly, it's a fast moving saga.

Dramatic Bid For Palestinian Statehood On Hold At U.N.; Major Powers Buy Time

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.24.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The speeches from Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu illustrated the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians -- a fear their existence is at stake and widely disparate accounts of a painful shared history.

Deaths in Syria Too Brutal for UN Council to Stay Silent

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

As the Syrian military killed more and more people, all 15 members of the U.N. Security Council for the first time condemned the government's use of force against civilians and its gross violations of human rights.

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.

Sudan Bombs While White House Talks

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Why is the US agreeing to turn over control of peace negotiations to a government currently engaged in bombings, village burnings, and obstruction of peacekeepers?

Somali Coast: A new Golden Age for Pirates

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

As long as a ransom is paid and impoverished Somalia is in shambles, combating piracy is a matter of hit and miss and depends on fire power of vessels or foreign navies rushing to their protection.

Iraq at the UN: Mission Accomplished?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

More than 20 years after sanctions were imposed on Iraq for Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, the UN Security Council lifted most restrictions, symbolically closing what Baghdad calls a "dark chapter" in its history.

UN Flotilla Probe: Verbal Clash of Muddled Mandates

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Ban Ki-moon denied the Israeli military was off limits in a U.N. inquiry into the deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish-led aid flotilla heading for Gaza. Israel disputes this and no one is sure what the panel's job description is.