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New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN
September 28, 2022

New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN

By Geoffrey Miller
The Russia-Ukraine War was a major dividing line at the U.N. General Assembly, and Ardern largely spoke with those of a similar mindset.

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?
September 26, 2022

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?

By Mina Pollmann
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio had a packed schedule on the sidelines on the U.N. General Assembly.
Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 

How Did Asian Countries Vote on the UN’s Ukraine Resolution?
March 03, 2022

How Did Asian Countries Vote on the UN’s Ukraine Resolution?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The results make clear the regional differences in attitudes toward Russia.

No One to Speak for Afghanistan at UN General Debate
September 28, 2021

No One to Speak for Afghanistan at UN General Debate

By Catherine Putz
Who sits at the high table of international politics when the political arena back home is embroiled in unrest or irregular transition?

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War
September 23, 2021

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War

By Mitch Shin
Moon wants to lead cooperation among neighboring countries to tackle Korean Peninsula issues, but there is little interest from the other parties.

China’s Xi, Like Biden Hours Earlier, Turns to Calm Language in UN Remarks
September 23, 2021

China’s Xi, Like Biden Hours Earlier, Turns to Calm Language in UN Remarks

By Ted Anthony
In a pre-recorded speech, Xi reiterated China’s commitment to “dialogue and cooperation” and refrained from criticizing the U.S. by name.
Diplomatic Pact to Block Myanmar’s Junta From United Nations – For Now
September 14, 2021

Diplomatic Pact to Block Myanmar’s Junta From United Nations – For Now

By Sebastian Strangio
Under a deal brokered by the U.S. and China, the decision over Myanmar's U.N. seat will be deferred until November.

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat
March 03, 2021

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat

By Sebastian Strangio
The coup has given way to to a dispute over who should represent Myanmar at the United Nations.

Why Is India Silent on China’s Human Rights Record at the UN?
October 27, 2020

Why Is India Silent on China’s Human Rights Record at the UN?

By Arkoprabho Hazra
New Delhi’s domestic compulsions shouldn’t prevent it from taking a harsher line on China’s human rights abuses.

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism
October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.
Cambodia’s Domestic Politics in the Spotlight at the United Nations
September 28, 2018

Cambodia’s Domestic Politics in the Spotlight at the United Nations

By David Hutt
With protests planned in New York, the Southeast Asian state’s politics is set to be on display this weekend.

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