Post Tagged with: "UN"

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman sheds light on the growth of communication, citizenship and technology in Africa and discusses Dhlakama’s legacy, democracy and President Nyusi.

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

The UN and moderate Muslims have stressed that interreligious and intercultural dialogue is the way forward. But, will politicians act accordingly?

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

The future global environment might depend less on the attractions of defining ‘rational actors’, and more on finding ways forward in much messier than before processes.

Online Resources – The United Nations

Online Resources – The United Nations

Everything you need to know about the United Nations in one multimedia resource collection.

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

While the unwillingness to levy accountability on peacekeepers is unsatisfying to victims it does not have to be determinant of the UN’s ability to prevent future crimes.

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

Animated by the interests of the strongest member states, the Security Council of the United Nations has become a global hegemon fractured by internal disagreement.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

Maternity Ward.  A nurse from the Spanish Aecid team attends to a patien at the Eastern Visayas Hospital. Tacloban, Philippines.  11/20/13.

Global Health: Our Moral Compass in a World of Crisis

Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.

Indonesian peacekeepers with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) prepare to leave their base for a patrol near Al-Taybe, South Lebanon. In 2006, UNIFIL expanded its deployment to Southern Lebanon, a high-tension area near the Lebanon-Israel border (also known as the Blue Line), when the two countries resumed hostilities.
28/Aug/2009. , Lebanon. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

UNSC Resolution 2272: Progress against Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping?

UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.

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