In the second issues of the International Review of Contemporary Law, dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter, Phyllis Bennis writes about the Paris climate talks, the UN, terrorism, and the global war on terror.
The Russian and Chinese veto of the moderate and reasonable UN Security Council resolution was unconscionable, but the United States may have its own hypocrisy to thank.
Brazil, Russia, India, and China did not support the UN resolution on the use of force against the Libyan government. What does this mean for the new world order?
Bureaucratic defeat within the United Nations security council might lead to diplomatic victory for those seeking to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
Longtime UN champion Canada’s recent failure to win a non-permanent seat on the Security Council speaks volumes about the global community’s reaction to Stephen Harper’s reactionary international positions.
The Obama administration is tightening its sanctions against Iran — but this is not a smart policy.
A new world order is emerging from the wreckage of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Turkey will be a major player in it.
Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! interviews Phyllis Bennis on the UN Security Council’s meeting on Gaza.
UFPJ Talking Points #59: U.S. trying to “legalize” permanent occupation of Iraq; Shifting discourse on Israel-Palestine
Although Iraq is the defining foreign policy issue so far in the presidential race, China will no doubt be smuggled into the election through this rather stark contrast between the Republicans and Democrats over trade.
George W. Bush has probably pushed more people to the left than Noam Chomsky.
Can Turkey bridge the gap between Islam and the West?
The latest UN resolution may well be a turning point in stopping genocide. But much hinges on political will.
In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it’s 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.