Security Council Elections at the United Nations

It is election season at the United Nations. On June 7 the General Assembly will pick new members to join the Security Council.  The results of some (but not all!) of these elections are foreordained -- and the new composition of the Security Council will have...

The Security Council Goes to Washington

The 15 member UN Security Council is visiting Washington, DC. It's a field trip of sorts from headquarters in New York to the capitol of the host country and largest funder of UN operations around the world.The trip includes lunch with President Trump, whi...

This is Trump’s First Big Test at the UN

The very first Russia v. USA showdown over Syria is poised to take place at the United Nations in the next week. At issue is a resolution pending at the Security Council that would, among other things, sanction Syrian government officials responsible for the u...