Archive for the 'United Nations' Category

Bolton Goes Bye Bye

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, United Nations

When NewsMax is reporting that John Bolton is dead in the water, you know it’s pretty much a done deal. Key ‘graph: There had been indications that Bolton might win Senate confirmation after the election when several key votes might be open to favoring Bolton. But the GOP’s apparent loss of the Senate has doomed […]

November 9th, 2006 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Unacceptable? Too Late.

By sideways | Related entries in Breaking News, News, United Nations, War

Ooooh, Mr. Bush calls the North Korean nuclear test “unacceptable.” Which is just what he called it before they carried out the test. Unacceptable. What is that, the magic word, Mr. President? Unacceptable? It’s a pity the Japanese didn’t think of this in 1945. If only they had announced that nuclear weapons were “unacceptable.” And […]

October 9th, 2006 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Maybe they bought it off the Internet

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Foreign Policy, General Politics, News, Partisan Hacks, The War On Terrorism, United Nations

Okay, a lot of people won’t take the UN’s word for anything. But in this case, they seem to have a point. U.N. inspectors investigating Iran’s nuclear program angrily complained to the Bush administration and to a Republican congressman yesterday about a recent House committee report on Iran’s capabilities, calling parts of the document “outrageous […]

September 14th, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Good news from Lebanon

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, The World, United Nations, War

Yesterday Israel lifted its air blockade of Lebanon. Today, it lifted its naval blockade. Israel turned over monitoring of Lebanon’s coast to Italian naval vessels, who “will continue to enforce the international embargo against the supply of armaments to Hezbollah,” Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said. It also announced it would withdraw completely from Lebanon […]

September 8th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

“…a near-total victory for Hizbullah…”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism, The World, United Nations

A good editorial from Jerusalem Post today. I’ll let it speak for itself: There is a good reason that Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has accepted UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which sets the terms for a cease-fire between his jihad army and the State of Israel. The resolution represents a near-total victory for Hizbullah and […]

August 13th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

US, France agree on ceasefire proposal

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Breaking News, Foreign Policy, Israel, News, The World, United Nations

A revised US-France ceasefire proposal has been submitted to the UN Security Council. A vote is expected later today. It looks pretty good, to my mind. sources close to the negotiations said the deal would create a 400-square-mile zone inside Lebanon from which Hezbollah militia would be excluded. Under the draft resolution, the number of […]

August 11th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Israel and Hezbollah

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, The World, United Nations

I’ve avoided writing about the Israel-Hezbollah conflict for weeks, because when I finally did tackle it I wanted to do it right. I didn’t want to simply assess blame — as with anything in the Middle East, there’s plenty to go around. I didn’t want simply to take sides — our interests are not fully […]

August 3rd, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Abstinence: Uganda HIV Rates Suggest Failure

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in Foreign Policy, General Politics, Religion, Sexuality, United Nations

My name is Daniel DiRito and I have been blogging at www.thoughttheater.com since March. While I have been a frequent commenter here at Donklephant, this is my first posting. I want to thank Justin for the invitation and the opportunity. Hopefully, my diverse curiosities will offer you, the readers, some additional perspectives on prior topics […]

May 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Well Whaddya Know

By Callimachus | Related entries in United Nations

U.N. decides it should protect people after all. UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council affirmed for the first time Friday that the international community has a responsibility to protect civilians from genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing when national governments fail to do so. A resolution, which was unanimously approved by the 15-nation council, […]

April 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

ElBaradei Getting Fed Up With Iran Too

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism, The World, United Nations

From Newsweek: DICKEY: You’ve said you’re running out of patience with Iran. What does that mean? ELBARADEI: For the last three years we have been doing intensive verification in Iran, and even after three years I am not yet in a position to make a judgment on the peaceful nature of the [nuclear] program. We […]

January 16th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »