Top policy makers, politicians and national security officials will convene in Washington on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the outlook for the newly elected Congress, security challenges, taxes, financial regulation and more.
Nov. 24, the deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement between Iran and P5+1 -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- came and went without the agreement. What happened? Iran made major concessions. Show More Summary
On Sunday, Modi expanded his cabinet and reshuffled key portfolios such as Defence and Railways. Ashok Malik looks at what the changes will mean for the BJP. Why is Chinese investment in India so low? Following the midterm electionsShow More Summary
A U.N. terrorist-monitoring expert has said that ISIS has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments so far this year. Yotsna Lalji made the announcement at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee on Monday. Show More Summary
After long and intense negotiations, the so-called P5-plus-1 nations (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany) and Iran finally agreed to extend the deadline for their ongoing talks until July 1. This was the second time both sides needed to extend the deadline since...
UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov panned Western sanctions on Moscow during a Friday meeting with the advisory Foreign and Defense Policy Council, Reuters reports. "As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making clear it does not want to force Russia to change policy but wants to secure regime change," Lavrov said. Show More Summary
Steve H. Hanke and Dr. Garbis Iradian The haggling between Iran and the so-called P5+1—the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany—is scheduled to come to a close on Monday, November 24 th. The two parties each want different things. Show More Summary
November 24 this year is an important date on the calendar for diplomats between the P5+1 (the Permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, ie. The U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia, plus Germany) and Iran, because it represents...Show More Summary
A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia asked On Wednesday the U.N. Security Council to add Hezbollah to its list of “terrorist organizations”. “We call on the council to place Hezbollah on the list of terrorist organizations,” Saudi envoy to the Security Council Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said. Mouallimi stressed that his country is committed to “international cooperation aimed at eradicating terrorism,” […]
The new Iraqi government’s strategy of enlisting Kurds and local tribes in the fight against Islamists is yielding results, the U.N. envoy for Iraq told the Security Council on Tuesday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has made it a priority to pay salaries, arm and train fighters from local tribes and communities and provide legal […]
The United Nations Security Council released a report that warned the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) likely possesses enough arms to continue its jihad in Syria and Iraq for two more years. The UN report noted that the Islamic State had...Show More Summary
The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal.
A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, ICANN, along with the World Economic Forum and a Brazilian government group called CGI.br, announced a NetMundial Initiative, which is being described as a sort of "UN Security Council for the internet." If NetMundial...Show More Summary
Vote in Security Council lays groundwork for putting Pyongyang in the dock for alleged crimes against humanity.
Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said what keeps him up at night about Iran developing software that has the "ability to shut things down"...Show More Summary
Russia's military is pouring into Ukraine, and the U.S. has issued some stern words. At a United Nations emergency Security Council meeting yesterday, Ambassador Samantha Power said: Time and again, Russia has made commitments and then failed to live up to them; and subsequently offered explanations to this Council that it knows are untrue. Show More Summary
U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly revealed to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that Hezbollah’s arms are a “clear obstacle” facing the state, undermining its authority and preventing it from controlling all its territories. Plumbly was briefing U.N. Security Council on the implementation of the resolution 1701. He expressed deep concern about the […]