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.
Threat analysis and multilateral counterterrorism
October 6, 2015, Barak Mendelsohn
Barak Mendelsohn examines the quality of the counterterrorism threat analysis work done by the UN's 1267 Committee, also known as the al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.
October 5, 2015, Alexandria Icenhower
October 2, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 1, 2015, Ashley Miller and Harold Trinkunas
September 30, 2015, Witney Schneidman
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September 29, 2015, Homi Kharas
September 24, 2015, Bruce Jones
September 18, 2015, Ted Piccone
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The Fog of Peace
In his new memoir The Fog of Peace, former UN undersecretary for peacekeeping Jean-Marie Guéhenno reflects on some of the most difficult questions facing international interventions today.
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