October 18, 2022
Vietnam’s UN Abstention Casts Doubt on Its Commitment to Principle
By Huynh Tam Sang
By refraining from condemning Russia’s attempts to annex four regions of Ukraine, the country signaled its continued prioritization of national interests over moral principles.
September 26, 2022
What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.
September 29, 2021
The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech
By Mong Palatino
Duterte railed against the unjust procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by rich countries when his own government smuggled vaccines for his security team and other top officials.
September 28, 2021
What Vietnam’s President Sought to Achieve at the 76th UNGA
By Le Dinh Tinh
As a mid-level power that is deeply integrated into global supply chains, Vietnam has a strong interest in the future of global multilateralism.
September 13, 2021
Show Us Your Credentials: The Battle for Myanmar at the UN
By Patrick Phongsathorn
For the General Assembly to accord recognition to Myanmar's junta would effectively sanction armed seizures of power.
June 14, 2021
India Breathes Easy With a Maldivian Becoming UNGA President
By Sudha Ramachandran
India expects the coming year at the UNGA to be tension-free.
June 09, 2021
Maldives Foreign Minister Elected as UN Assembly President
By Edith M. Lederer
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives pledged a focus on pandemic relief and climate change during his yearlong term as UNGA president.
September 24, 2020
What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?
By Catherine Putz
The five leaders foregrounded a range of issues, from the pressing challenge of COVID-19 to vague promises of political reform.
September 23, 2020
At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's address followed (and implicitly responded to) a typical broadside from U.S. President Donald Trump.
September 22, 2016
Nawaz Sharif Takes on India, Kashmir at the United Nations
By Hamzah Rifaat
Nawaz Sharif's speech before the General Assembly will be welcomed in Pakistan.
October 02, 2015
Modi Goes West: Taking Stock of the Indian Prime Minister's US Trip
By Rohan Joshi
How did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the United States go?
October 07, 2013
India, Pakistan: Trade Goods, Not Allegations
India and Pakistan would mutually benefit from bolstering trade. Yet, forces on both sides work against it.