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Can a New Peacekeeping Force Stabilize South Sudan?

There is an important vote at the Security Council today to extend and expand the mandate of the beleaguered UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.  The resolution will likely pass. But the weeks that follow will be a key test of the international community's...
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A Consequential Meeting for Peace in Syria

This is a big moment for Syria. And the world. Foreign ministers from most of the Security Council, including John Kerry and his Russian counter-part Sergei Lavrov are in New York today to debate, discuss and (hopefully) approve a Security Council resolutio...