United Nations News
Oct 21, 2014
“Peña Nieto’s decision is neither unprecedented, nor does it assume commitments that had not been previously undertaken during the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.” Check out our latest infographic about Mexico's participation in UN peacekeeping operations.
Oct 20, 2014
In a recent intervention at the general debate of the United Nations' General Assembly, President Peña Nieto unveiled a decision that had long been awaited by scholars working on Mexican foreign policy. In a cautious manner...he announced that Mexico would now participate in the United Nations' Peacekeeping Operations.
Oct 16, 2014
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on Venezuela’s new position on the U.N. Security Council. This article is in Italian.
Oct 16, 2014
Director of the Latin American Program Cynthia Arnson is quoted on Venezuela’s new position on the U.N. Security Council. This article is in Spanish.
Oct 16, 2014
In this article about Venezuela securing a seat on the U.N. Security Council, quotes Latin America Program Associate Director Eric Olson.
Sep 30, 2014
"It’s crunch time for diplomacy on Iran’s controversial nuclear program." Last year, President Rouhani answered Obama's question of possible coöperation on other matters with a "Persian proverb: 'Let’s raise the baby we just gave birth to before we have another.' This year, given the success of ISIS, the Iranians seem to be in a bit more of a hurry to get that process started" says Robin Wright.
Sep 29, 2014
This article about Venezuela's bid to secure a a non-permanent spot on the U.N. Security Council, quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric Olson.
Sep 25, 2014
"As Washington teams up with autocratic regimes–some of which notoriously use the cover of their faith to justify unfair policies–the United States may have credibility problems among the very people it hopes to help," writes Robin Wright.
Sep 24, 2014
"These mixed messages suggest that the Iranian leadership is either split over relations with the United States and the handling of the ISIS crisis in Syria and Iraq, or that it hasn't decided exactly which positions to adopt at a time of rapid and unpredictable change," writes Haleh Esfandiari.
Sep 22, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent wave of child migrants and other current issues in the region.