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...

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...