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Iran’s parliament will make final decision on nuclear agreement

The move reflects not a legal compulsion of Khamenei, but a preference: The supreme religious leader can simply declare favor for the deal, or have the country’s Supreme National Security Council review it. But his referral to the Iranian Majlis, its parliament, is consistent with his past approach to smaller nuclear deals reached with Europe

Counterterrorism "Success Story" Fails Completely As Yemen Set To Split Into Two Countries

Late last month, as the fighting in Yemen continued unabated, Jeff Prescott, the National Security Council's Senior Director for the Middle East said "there is no military solution to the crisis." Saudi Arabia seemingly disagrees and...Show More Summary

UN urges Lebanon parliament to elect president

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on Lebanon’s parliament to elect a new president to help ease a political crisis that has fueled street protests. The appeal came after Lebanese lawmakers again failed in their 28th bid to elect a new president and fill the post left vacant since May 2014. The deadlock in […]

Obama in Talks With King Salman, Will Keep Saudi Arabia Strong - Officials

The US President will offer Saudi Arabia king support in various areas like cyber and maritime and special forces, according to National Security Council officials.

UNSC Condemns Al Shabaab Attack on African Union Base in Somalia

The UN Security Council has condemned the recent attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping base, stressing that the terrorist act, carried out by the al-Shabaab Islamist group, will not weaken the UN commitment to supporting peace in Somalia.

Russia to Discuss UN Security Resolution on Chemical Weapons With Iraq

Russia will consult the Iraqi authorities before putting forward the UN Security Council resolution concerning the use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (ISIL) militants, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said.

Russia delays start of U.N. probe of Syria gas attacks: envoys

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is delaying the launch of an international investigation aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria, U.N. Security Council diplomats said on Wednesday, though Moscow's U.N. envoy said the holdup was for technical reasons.

Middle East, North African Conflicts to Be Discussed at UN Security Council

Russia will hold an open debate on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa at the UN Security Council on September 30, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.

Survey: 66 Percent Of The National Security Community Reject Iran Deal

To piggyback off Guy's post showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose Obama’s Iran deal, a new survey conducted by Government Business Council...

Ukraine's New Military Doctrine Names Russia as Main Adversary

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council adopted on Wednesday a draft of the country's revised military doctrine defining Russia as military adversary and reaffirming Kiev's drive to join NATO.

West 'Creates Military Flashpoints' Along Russia’s Borders

The West keeps trying to bring anti-Russian regimes to power in the former Warsaw Pact countries and is busily modernizing its military potential, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.

AFBO to Provide Security in Arctic Waters

State of the Arctic Council to establish a new mechanism to strengthen operational cooperation and coordination of activities at sea. This is dictated by the

Russia Assumes UN Security Council Presidency

The war on terror and settlement of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are the issues Russia will focus on as it takes over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council.

Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a meeting at the White House on Oct. 22, the U.S. National Security Council said on Sunday.

Cautious UN welcome for South Sudan peace deal

Security Council says it remains ready to impose arms embargo if agreement aimed at ending 20-month war collapses.

The NSC and Foreign Policy Management: A Role for Diplomats?

  The recent Washington Post article by Karen DeYoung, outlining the burgeoning role of the National Security Council (NSC), raises issues that go beyond the foibles of any particular administration. Most salient is that “politics … have become so much more corrosive and challenging that it’s a natural instinct for...

UN Security Council to vote over South Sudan sanctions

The United States Wednesday circulated a draft resolution to all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council calling for the imposition of an arms embargo on South Sudan, according to media reports. In a statement, Susan Rice, the US national security adviser, said that the White House will propose sanctions if the South Sudan

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, “Today we are making UN history.”

Revealed: How to Stop China's Slow Strangle of Asia's Security Order

Andrew Davies Security, Asia Could a stronger contribution to the American alliance framework help underpin the current security structure?  I’m in Taiwan this week as a guest of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, speaking at the ROC (Taiwan)–US–Japan Trilateral Security Dialogue, a meeting held annually since 2011. Show More Summary

Cyberattacks on Russian Authorities Increase - Russian Security Council

Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Russian officials could be weakening national security by using foreign online messaging applications and internet search engines for work-related purposes.

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