UN – Less Care on Yemen

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS  - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country ushering in the Republic of Yemen back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: “Two poor countries have now become one poor country.”
Described as the poorest in an oil-blessed Middle East, Yemen continues [...]

Winners in Ukraine – World’s Arms Merchants

By Thalif Deen - UNITED NATIONS — The war in Ukraine may not be a head-on conflict between Russia and the United States but it is certainly a battle between the heavily-stocked military arsenals of two of the world’s major military and nuclear powers.
At a press briefing March 22, UN Secretary-General António Guterres was forcefully explicit [...]

A Way Forward for Ukraine

By David L. Phillips - Humanitarian and security concerns are urgent priorities, as Russia tightens the noose on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, killing thousands and causing widespread displacement. As violence escalates, President Volodymyr Zelensky will eventually have to consider leaving the country and establishing a government in exile to carry on an insurgency against Russian occupation.
Anticipating the next phase [...]

Gossip or Reality – Could Russia Get out of UN

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS  - The overwhelming condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine—which triggered a veto from Russia and an abstention from China last week – has raised a challenging question about the legitimacy of UN memberships of both countries which are permanent members of the Security Council.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic [...]

Putin’s Russia UN Setback

By John J. Metzler - Russia has suffered a stunning political setback from the United Nations as
Vladimir Putin pursues his ruthless attack against Ukraine.  The diplomatic rebuff came amid Moscow’s widening military aggression on Ukraine which has created widespread civilian casualties and triggered a tragic refugee exodus from the East European country.
In a rare Emergency Special Session [...]

UN GA Condemns Russia

WebPublicaPress – United Nations – New York – The 193 member-states of UN General Assembly adopts the resolution to condemn aggression of Russian Federation on sovereign state of Ukraine member of the United Nations. Two thirds majority of presented was requested for the adoption. 141 UN member-states voted in favor; 35 countries abstained and only [...]

Could Russia be Expelled from the United Nations

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS – The Russian Federation, condemned worldwide for invading a founding member of the United Nations– and violating the UN charter– came under heavy fire during a rare Emergency Special Session of the 193-member General Assembly, the highest policy-making body in the Organization.
The emergency meeting, for the first time in [...]

EU Strongly Condemns Russia at the UN Again

WebPublicaPress – United Nations – New York – The European Union has expressed full solidarity and support to Ukraine and its people, “who are courageously fighting an unprovoked and unjustified military aggression from Russia,” said ambassador Olof Skoog, head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations. Talking on the special UN General Assembly (UNGA)  debate dedicated to [...]

Ukraine Embroils Four World’s Nuclear Powers

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS (IDN) — The spiraling crisis in Ukraine has an ominous underlying fact: it is a conflict that involves four of the world’s major nuclear powers: the US, Russia, UK and France, with the remaining five, namely China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel on the sidelines as spectators—at least so [...]

Ukraine in a Crisis Brinksmanship to Blitzkrieg

By John J. Metzler – New York – Vladimir Putin has rolled the dice.  And now he has moved militarily on Ukraine.  Significantly shortly after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Putin began his dismemberment of Ukraine in the Donbas then Crimea.  Washington watched but did little.  It appears that the Russian despot is following the same script by supporting pro-Russian [...]

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