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UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses
December 14, 2016

UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses

By Cholpon Orozobekova
North Korea's human rights situation is highlighted at the UN Security Council and in a recent UN report.
Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?
December 01, 2016

Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?

By John Power
The UN praises the latest "comprehensive" sanctions, but experts aren't as optimistic.

North Korea Nuclear Test Drives Home Need for UN Reform
September 15, 2016

North Korea Nuclear Test Drives Home Need for UN Reform

By K.S. Venkatachalam
In its current form, the United Nations has proven incapable of solving pressing security issues.

Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
March 09, 2016

Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?

By Theresa Lou
What explains Beijing’s acquiescence to unprecedented sanctions at the UN Security Council?

China Will Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks
December 22, 2015

China Will Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi
China appears ready to play a more active role in the Syrian peace process.
The Global Politics of Human Rights in North Korea
December 18, 2015

The Global Politics of Human Rights in North Korea

By Jack Hands
The UN is forcing the DPRK’s abysmal record higher up the international political agenda.

Abe Outlines Why Japan Should Join the UN Security Council
September 30, 2015

Abe Outlines Why Japan Should Join the UN Security Council

By Shannon Tiezzi
In his speech before the UN General Assembly, Abe made the case for Japan to join the UN's major decision-making body.
Why Kazakhstan Is Running for a Non-Permanent Seat on the UN Security Council
September 25, 2015

Why Kazakhstan Is Running for a Non-Permanent Seat on the UN Security Council

By Erlan Idrissov
No UN member state from Central Asia has ever sat on the UNSC. Time to correct this oversight.

How the Iran Deal's 'Snap Back' Mechanism Will Keep Tehran Compliant
July 15, 2015

How the Iran Deal's 'Snap Back' Mechanism Will Keep Tehran Compliant

By Ankit Panda
Should the need arise, the United States can put all UN nuclear-related sanctions back in place against Iran.

China on India’s UNSC Bid: Neither Yes Nor No
June 03, 2015

China on India’s UNSC Bid: Neither Yes Nor No

By Vinay Kaura
Beijing has been skillful at keeping New Delhi guessing on support for the latter’s Security Council bid.

China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
February 25, 2015

China's Vision for Modernizing the UN

By Shannon Tiezzi
India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group
February 14, 2015

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

By Malik Ayub Sumbal
Why Pakistan is unhappy at U.S. support for India’s bid to join the NSG.

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