The United Nations was founded in 1945 to provide a venue for global dialogue and problem-solving among nations. A general assembly meets in New York once per year to deliberate issues, while a 15-member Security Council—with the United States as one of five permanent members—can issue decisions that member nations have agreed to carry out.
Reuters/UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre -Lakhdar Brahimi (R), Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, speaks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva in this November 23, 2013 handout picture.
Russia's Role in the Middle East
December 9, 2013
This policy discussion addressed the Russian role in the Middle East, particularly in light of conflicting views between Russia and the majority of the Arab states on uprisings and ongoing regional conflicts.
Middle East and North Africa
Opinion | Oxford University Press Blog
December 4, 2013, Khalid Koser
Interview | NPR- "To The Point"
December 3, 2013, Salman Shaikh
December 3, 2013, Megan Bradley
Opinion | The Huffington Post
December 2, 2013, Ibrahim Sharqieh and Ghassan Sabaneh
November 26, 2013, Ariana Rowberry and Jane Vaynman
Opinion | Project Syndicate
November 20, 2013, Javier Solana
November 19, 2013, Timmons Roberts and Claire Langley
Opinion | The Washington Post
November 17, 2013, Robert Kagan
November 15, 2013, Lex Rieffel
November 13, 2013, Megan Bradley
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