Foreign Policy

Earlier this year, Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League mediator for Syria, determined that more than 3,000 heavily-armed U.N. blue helmets would be required in Syria to enforce a peace deal he was hoping to broker between President Bashar al-Assad's government and an assortment of anti-government armed forces and opposition politicians.

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Dec 20, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

7 things the U.N. can finally get around to doing now that the U.S. election is over.

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Nov 09, 2012
Richard Gowan
United States
United Nations

Former Italian prime minister and European Commission president Romano Prodi, was on Tuesday appointed U.N. special envoy for North Africa's Sahel, placing him at the center of the international effort to reverse a Tuareg separatist rebellion in northern Mali and drive out Islamic extremists imposing a harsh brand of sharia law in the area.

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Oct 09, 2012
Bruce Jones
West Africa

President Barack Obama has placed multilateralism and the United Nations at the forefront of his foreign policy.

But he's just not that into it right now.

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Sep 21, 2012
Richard Gowan
United States
United Nations

Islamic countries have sought in the past to pursue the adoption of resolutions in the U.N. General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, and are likely to revive that effort in the months ahead. "A lot of these governments feel that they have to be seen doing something, even if it's a non-binding General Assembly resolution," said CIC Director Bruce Jones.

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Sep 26, 2012
Middle East
United Nations

In a year of diplomatic duels between Moscow and Washington at the United Nations over Syria, is the Obama administration actually getting what it wants?

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Aug 03, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

Why did the environmental movement send 40, 000 people to a failed summit in Rio?

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Jun 21, 2012
Bruce Jones
Brazil

CIC Director Bruce Jones was quoted in this article about the trend of growing Chinese influence at the World Bank and the IMF.

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Mar 13, 2012
David Bosco

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