UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
June 10, 2015
UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
Ban Ki-moon is traveling to all five Central Asian states and will work hard to avoid one big elephant.
UN Chief Begins Central Asia Tour Amid Rights Concerns
Have China and Russia Agreed Not to Attack Each Other in Cyberspace?
May 20, 2015
Have China and Russia Agreed Not to Attack Each Other in Cyberspace?
Probably not, as one expert recently told The Diplomat.
Have China and Russia Agreed Not to Attack Each Other in Cyberspace?
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
February 25, 2015
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
Malaysia Wants an ASEAN Peacekeeping Force
February 21, 2015
Malaysia Wants an ASEAN Peacekeeping Force
The country has made the initiative a priority for its ASEAN chairmanship in 2015.
Malaysia Wants an ASEAN Peacekeeping Force
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
December 17, 2014
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
In an attempt to deflect criticism of its own human rights record, North Korea is calling for a UNSC session on the CIA.
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
North Korea Admits to Labor ‘Gulags’
October 08, 2014
North Korea Admits to Labor ‘Gulags’
What has prompted Pyongyang to make this unprecedented acknowledgment?
North Korea Admits to Labor ‘Gulags’
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
June 10, 2014
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
By raising the oil rig dispute with Vietnam at the UN, China risks setting a dangerous precedent for itself.
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
April 25, 2014
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
ASEAN will slowly develop and evolve regional peacekeeping coordination capacity.
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
April 10, 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Iran's new ambassadorial nominee to the UN was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
January 22, 2014
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
By not inviting Iran to the Syria summit, the UN has guaranteed Tehran will have not stake in its outcome.
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
December 20, 2013
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
China is sending a naval escort to assist with the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons. Is that a big deal?
Chinese Navy’s Role in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal
Putting Iran’s
September 23, 2013
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Iran’s recent charm offensive is likely a ruse. But the only way to find out is to try diplomacy.
Putting Iran’s "Op-Ed Diplomacy" to the Test
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
September 21, 2013
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
A new survey finds that support for the UN is highest in the Asia-Pacific. China is a notable exception.
Why is China Turning Against the United Nations?
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
September 10, 2013
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
China’s own sense of vulnerability, not its rivalry with the US, accounts for its opposition to a Syrian intervention.
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
August 13, 2013
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
Plus, a Chinese cargo ship attempts to transverse the Arctic route to Europe. Monday China links.
Wikipedia Refuses to Comply with China’s Censorship
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
August 09, 2013
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
A historical transformation is underway as China begins sending combat forces to UN operations.
China Embraces Peacekeeping Missions
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