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'Rachel Corrie' Aid Ship Headed Toward Gaza

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called early Tuesday for an "impartial" investigation of Israel's deadly commando raid on ships takin...

Obama, Sarkozy Push For Sanctions Against Iran Over Nuclear Program

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — With the president of France at his side, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday he hopes to have international sanctions against ...

UN Peacekeeping: 'Blue Helmets' Wear New Hats as Challenges Grow

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

When an author I met today during an overseas visit gave me a copy of his recently published book, he said writing it was very special since it recoun...

Iran Talks Held In Geneva On Nuclear Program

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENTHOD, Switzerland — Iran and six world powers put nuclear talks back on track Thursday at a landmark session that included the highest-level ...

Ending Mass Atrocities: The Next Step

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Millions died not because the right doctrine was missing. There was no political will to act. The Council did not need R2P to intervene in Rwanda and it doesn't need it now.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs : What the Lebanese Election Results Mean Facts: Saad Hariri, the son of assassinated Prime Minister Rafiq H...

North Korea: US Close To Imposing Its Own Sanctions | Arthur Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are close to completing work on new sanctions against North Korea, while the US is set to impose...

Security Council Condemns NKorea Launch, Vows To Expand Sanctions

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Eight days after North Korea's rocket launch, the U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the action, demanded an...

North Korea: Parsing UN Security Council Action

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Washington's inconsistencies in dealing with North Korea, during the past eight years, mean that Pyongyang will want more rewards in response to demands it dismantle its bomb-making infrastructure.

League of Democracies

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Power politics and national interest have crippled the Security Council even as humanitarian crises claimed millions of lives. The purpose and relevance of the UN is being contested.

Defending Condi: Olmert Shames Himself in Kick-in-the-Teeth Attack on Rice

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Olmert's statements certainly send a signal to many in the incoming Obama administration that while there are convergent American and Israeli interests -- friendship and trust are eroding.

Jamaat-ud-Dawah: Suspected Terror Group Will Challenge UN Ban | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI, Dec 26 (IPS) - Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the Pakistani organisation on which the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed sanctions two we...

The 2003 Colin Powell: A Politically Incorrect [But Honest!] Satire About Bush's First Administration

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

[In honor of the end of the Bush Administration, I share with you this piece from 2004 written after the invasion of Iraq. Starring Hall of Famers Bus...

Powell's Tortured Endorsement

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Powell endorsed Obama and I was moved by his statement, particularly his challenge to Republicans about their demonization of Islam. Despite this, I don't welcome his endorsement.

Georgia on My Mind

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the annals of U.S.-Russian relations, Secretary of State Rice has proven once again to be not up to the task at effectively managing the one area of foreign policy that is her principal area of expertise -- U.S.-Russian relations.

Obama Nails It: Calls For Release of 70 Million Barrels From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Finally we have some one on the national presidential stage willing to confront the staggeringly high oil prices at its core.

Iran's Positive Response and the High Possibility of a Military Strike

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The EU and U.S. know that sanctions cannot destroy but only weaken Iran's vast economy, given that rising oil prices have tripled Iran's revenue during the past two years.