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    North Korea Trawler Chase Highlights UN Resolution Weakness

    The US Navy is shadowing a North Korean freighter that may be transporting military cargo banned by UN Resolution 1874. US defense officials have not identified the suspected military contraband, which could run the gamut from conventional weapons to missiles or even nuclear technology or components. The UN resolution imposed … More

    The United Nation's War on Science

    Last week the Global Humanitarian Forum, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan released a report claiming that global warming is already killing 300,000 people a year. The study was even reviewed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Rajendra Pachauri. How accurate is this study though? The Times reports: … More

    North Korea's Nuclear Challenge

    Pyongyang ’s eagerness to conduct a nuclear test so quickly after its long-range missile launch shows it has abandoned its previous façade of negotiations and is instead striving to achieve a viable nuclear weapon and ICBM delivery capability. North Korea ’s unflinching efforts to develop the means to threaten the … More

    Moving Beyond Aid: The Need To Rethink Congo Policy

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Cindy McCain (wife of Senator John McCain) makes a heartfelt call for the U.S. to increase its support and aid for the victims of chaos in eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After giving a broad description of the great suffering occurring … More

    The Durban Disaster

    Heritage Foundation fellow Brett Schaefer delivered the following statement to the Durban Review Conference on Friday, April 24, 2009. Schaefer and Heritage fellow Steven Groves attended the conference during the week of April 20-24, and reported what they witnessed here on the Foundry as well as at National Review Online … More

    The Debate Over the Durban II Document Ends, but the Outrages Continue

    Geneva – Earlier today, the Durban Review Conference outcome document was adopted by consensus. This is highly unusual for U.N. conferences. Generally, they are designed to culminate with the adoption of the outcome document on the last day. Implausibly, the Durban II president declared that this was a triumph of … More

    Heritage Analysts At The UN's Durbin Conference: The Sistine Chapel? You be the Judge

    Last November the U.N. Human Rights Council made news in an unexpected way. The newly renovated chamber housing the Council featured a vast piece of artwork on it’s ceiling crafted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo. According to Barcelo, the 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of “an image of the world … More

    The U.S. Is Right to Boycott the U.N. Durban II Conference on Racism

    Our own Brett Schaefer and Steven Groves are reporting from the Durban II Conference on Racism in Geneva for National Review’s The Corner. Their dispatches today include: Durban II Starts With a Swipe at America: Preceeding the official opening of the Durban II conference, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights … More

    UN Dithers, North Korea Blusters

    After a week of intense deliberations over North Korea’s missile launch, the UN Security Council (UNSC) opened its doors and emitted a mighty roar…of a mouse. The UNSC’s failure to defend its resolutions against Pyongyang’s unambiguous violation bodes ill for diplomatic efforts to prevent proliferation and denuclearize North Korea. China’s … More

    Another U.N. Scandal

    What does the U.S. Agency for International Development get for a $25 million grant to two United Nations agencies working in Afghanistan? How about “a central bank without electricity and a bridge at risk of ‘life threatening’ collapse”? According to a USA Today story on the USAID inspector general report, … More