Posts Tagged: United Nations
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
Simply obtaining measures to implement the commitments made 20 years ago would be better than creating any new corporate-driven initiatives or issuing yet more empty promises.
Morocco's democratic deficit, too often abetted by allies, has contributed to an unsustainable status quo both at home and in Western Sahara.
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.
The foundations of the tightly interconnected world we live in now were laid in the early days of World War II by leaders hoping to prevent the next great war.
Until there is a change in the Obama administration's policies, the president has little credibility in preaching to the world about the importance of peace.
The Obama administration looks particularly bad, having spent so much diplomatic energy throughout the Arab Spring pledging to realign U.S. interests in the Middle East with American values of freedom, justice, and dignity.
Western powers must accept responsibility for their detrimental influence in the Congo and fulfill their obligation to help structure stability in the war-ravaged country.
It took a little help from its friends for the United States to defeat Imperial Japan in World War II.
Today, like 70 years ago, the world teeters on the verge of calamity. It is important once again to face global threats as united nations.