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La MINUSMA prend le commandement des opérations de stabilisation au Mali Bamako, le 1er juillet 2013 - Le transfert d’autorité entre les forces de la Mission internationale de soutien au Mali sous conduite africaine (MISMA) à la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) a eu lieu ce matin au cours d’une cérémonie à Bamako, marquant ainsi le lancement officiel des opérations des Casques bleus au Mali.  Photos : MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

US Senate Budget Proposal Funds UN Mali Peacekeeping Mission

Budget battles in the US Congress threaten to undermine a key counter-terrorism priority


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4 Things Rand Paul Missed in his Drone Filibuster

Last week during the confirmation hearings for John Brennan as Director of the CIA, Senator Rand Paul launched into a filibuster against Brennan, bringing up the United States’ drone program as a reason to oppose the appointment.  It’s a shame that Senator Paul missed some of the major issues involved in it.


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Leading Senator Calls for Change in Self-Defeating US Policy on UNESCO

Senator Patrick Leahy, a leading United States Senator who chairs the powerful judiciary committee, is calling for an end a self-defeating policy.


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No, The UN Is Not Trying to Control Your Internet

There has been some breathless news coverage recently of a supposed UN Plot to Control the Internet. This is false. Where this idea comes from and why it is wrong.


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Remembering Congressman Donald Payne

There was a lot of love for the late Congressman Payne — and for the United Nations, which he cared about — at an event in Charlotte last night.


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