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Obama To Address UN Amid New Mideast Strikes

AP | JULIE PACE and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations...

Obama Welcomes 'Moderate Course' In Iran

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course," saying it should offer ...

Christina Wilkie

Getting Warmer: U.S., Iran Play Nice Ahead Of U.N. Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday confirmed that Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet face to face with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Za...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Strategy Of Talking To Countries Instead Of Going To War Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- When a less-gray-haired Sen. Barack Obama declared, early in his first presidential campaign, that he would be willing to meet with the ...

Who Speaks for the UN?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

In his 1961 inaugural address, Kennedy called the UN one of the most important pillars of American security. No president since then has ever mentioned the UN again in an inaugural address. Last month Obama proved to be no different in his remarks.

American President: Out on a Limb

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 09.28.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Assuming that things remain stable between now and the American presidential election (which it not certain, as there could be a wild-card action), and assuming Barack Obama is re-elected, which again is not certain, he will have to eat a certain amount of crow if he does not attack Iran.

Was Obama Channeling George Washington at the UN?

Willard Sterne Randall | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Willard Sterne Randall

To the delegates of countries nervous about Americans' expectations of ever-progressing democracy in the aftermath of last year's Arab Spring, President Obama was echoing, in so many words, what Washington declaimed when he called for respect for every religion.

"Do What We Must?"

Al Checchi | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

There appears little doubt that unless President Obama is as good as his word, Iran will have nuclear weapons within the next four years. Israel will face an existential threat. And the world will be a far more dangerous place.

President Obama's UN Speech: A Must-Read for Supporters of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Especially in light of a new heavy-handed $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all voters who are concerned about President Obama's position on Iran or continued U.S. support for Israel should -- no, must -- read the address he delivered to the UN General Assembly.

Joshua Hersh

Obama At UN Challenges World Leaders To Fight Intolerance

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

It wasn't quite the sweeping narrative of past addresses, but in a strongly worded speech before the opening session of the United Nations General Ass...

LOOK: Obama Addresses The United Nations

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

President Obama is scheduled to address the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at 10:00am E.T. Watch Obama's speech in the livestream...

In Defense of the U.N. Security Council

Richard Grenell | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Richard Grenell

The U.S.-Russian relationship has always been a complicated and multifaceted one. But, yesterday's U.N. vote, the third veto from the Russia Federation on the issue of Syria alone, is proof that the Obama strategy has failed.

Obama Heaps Pressure On Palestinians To End Bid For Full UN Membership

AP | BEN FELLER and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Furiously scrambling to head off a U.N. showdown, the United States warned world leaders Wednesday that trying to create a Pale...

PHOTO: What Is Obama Doing In This Picture?!

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Oops. President Barack Obama probably didn't mean to do this. In a photo taken Tuesday at the United Nations, pool photographer Allan Tannenbaum sn...

President Obama at the U.N.

Neil Hicks | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

While many will be waiting to see what the President will propose to reinvigorate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, that issue should not divert attention from the momentous events elsewhere in the region.

Obama Spotlights Failure Of U.N. Reform

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama's support for India's bid for permanent membership on the U.N. Security Council put the spotlight on the...

It's Obama vs. Infinite War

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

Washington is now deploying its full metal jacket in AfPak -- from the Pentagon and CIA secret armies to killer drones to special forces commando raids to Blackwater-conducted "snatch and grab" commandos.

Obama Announces New Approach To International Development At UN Summit

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. aid to impoverished people even during sour economic times at home yet promis...

10 Things Obama Should Do at the United Nations This Week

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

As President Obama goes back to the UN this week, there are 10 things he should do that he hasn't done yet to more forcefully push for progress on U.S. priorities and more aggressively defend the U.S..

10 Things Obama Should Do at the United Nations This Week

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

These 10 proposals would go a far way in showing the UN that while the Obama administration is interested in seeking a kinder world, it will not allow a further retreat of democracy and human rights just to get along with others.

Obama Speech: Global Community Has Fallen Woefully Short

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEN FELLER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders on Wednesday to step up and do their part in tackli...

US Wins First Seat On UN Human Rights Council

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council for the first time Tuesday along with four countries accused of s...

Obama Reverses US Position On LGBT Issues At The UN

UN Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late December the United Nations General Assembly held a symbolic vote on a statement calling for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality....