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Palestine Will Get Upgraded Status at UN. Then What?

Later this month, the Palestinians will ask the UN General Assembly to upgrade their status at the United Nations to become a non-member observer state.  This would put them on the same membership level as the Vatican. It would not change very much about how the UN operates.

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IAEA Report on Iran: What’s Next

The much anticipate bombshell report from the IAEA on Iran's nuclear activities is out.  The drama now moves to the IAEA Board of Governors which can recommend a course of action to deal with the report's conclusion that Iran has a robust and ongoing nuclear program despite international prohibitions.