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    Ahmadinejad at the U.N.: Half-baked Conspiracy Theories

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again made news at the U.N. General Assembly yesterday by suggesting that 9/11 terrorist attack was orchestrated by the U.S. government in a plot that somehow would boost its economy and help Israel. The U.S. delegation walked out before the tiny tyrant could finish his regurgitation … More

    Democracy, Not the U.N., Brings Nuclear Disarmament

    As expected, President Obama touched on one of his favorite subjects in his lengthy address to the United Nations General Assembly today: nuclear disarmament. He claimed that: As we pursue the world’s most dangerous extremists, we’re also denying them the world’s most dangerous weapons, and pursuing the peace and security … More

    President Obama to the U.N: Do as I Say, Not as I Do!

    President Obama said a number of good things in his address yesterday at the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York.  Unfortunately, he has not been following his own good advice. Saying his administration will no longer rely exclusively on metrics of money, food or medicine distributed … More

    Millennium Development Goals: Failing to Alleviate Poverty

    This week at the U.N. General Assembly President Obama is set to address U.S. efforts to reduce global poverty by reaffirming support for the Millennium Development Goals. After 10 years and trillions of dollars spent, little progress has been achieved. With a ambitious 2015 deadline for the MDG’s completion, the … More

    Ahmadinejad's U.N. Blustering: The U.S. could face a "real war"

    Iran’s bombastic President Ahmadinejad once again has strutted to the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York to denounce, whine about and threaten the United States, the West, Israel and various international institutions.   Soon after arriving, Ahmadinejad told the Associated Press that “the future belongs to Iran” and that … More

    Arms Control at the U.N. General Assembly

    As the U.N. General Assembly meets this week, arms control and disarmament are likely to be hot topics on the agenda. It is important for the United States not to pursue any means of multilateralism that would damage U.S. national interests, including any agreement to reduce arms. The Obama Administration … More

    The U.N.’s Perpetual Effort to Attain the Power to Tax

    Tell me if you’ve heard this one. The United Nations champions many good ideas and efforts afoot that would vastly benefit people around the world if only it had the resources to pursue them. Standing in the way of all of this “good” are stubborn, stingy nations (like the U.S.) … More

    The U.N. Wants to Tax the World Out of Poverty

    At the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York this week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero both called for a global financial transaction tax to fund foreign aid projects to lift the world’s poor out of poverty. Sounding more like a … More

    President Obama Should Pursue "Smart Multilateralism" at the U.N. General Assembly

    Nearly two years into his first term, President Obama has sought a foreign policy that has restrained America’s role on the world stage. Emphasizing a greater commitment to international institutions in handling security concerns, the Administration has relied on multilateral means for achieving this aim, primarily through the United Nations. … More

    Are U.S. Interests Being Advanced at the U.N.?

    In anticipation of President Obama’s second address to the United Nations this week, the White House has published a lengthy press release titled “Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations” that lists the achievements of the administration at the United Nations. The motivation behind the press release is that those … More