UN General Assembly
The Odds Are Stacked Against Mahmoud Abbas

The Odds Are Stacked Against Mahmoud Abbas

Shortly before Mahmoud Abbas took to the UN podium on September 30 — in his first address to the General Assembly as the representative of the “non-member state” of Palestine — his office hinted that the Palestinian Authority leader would drop a “bombshell.” When the...

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Waiting for the Iranian Godot

Waiting for the Iranian Godot

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  The U.S. stance on Iran's uranium enrichment program, according to recent media reports, is softening. In other words, Washington might agree to a technical workaround on the issue of...

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Want a More Democratic UN? Give It a Parliament

At the UN, a Latin American Rebellion

Without a doubt, the 68th UN General Assembly will be remembered as a watershed. Nations reached an agreement on control of chemical weapons that could avoid a global war in Syria. The volatile stalemate on the Iran nuclear program came a step closer to diplomacy....

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