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August 2, 1990– A day the world changed

Twenty-years ago– on August 2, 1990– Iraq invaded Kuwait.  Undoubtedly, Saddam Hussein expected nothing more than a desultory, toothless response from the international community– especially the United Nations. Such had been the case since the founding of the Organization in 1945. With the exception of its response to North Korean’s invasion of the South in 1950, the United Nations had …

Ambassador Mark Lagon to return to Georgetown University

The Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) at Georgetown University is excited to announce that Ambassador Mark P. Lagon will be joining MSFS as Visiting Professor and Concentration Chair for International Relations and Security, effective August, 2010.
Dr. Lagon brings to MSFS a wealth of experience from both the public and nonprofit worlds of international affairs.  Prior to coming …

“Watching the world wake up from history . . .” The Wall and the end of the Cold War: Video and Commentary

A previous post discussed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s address to a Joint Session of Congress and the commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Over the next several days, there will be many celebrations in Germany and elsewhere in the West recognizing the demise of the Wall and the beginning of the end of the Cold War.
In these celebrations, …

United Nations Day– October 24, 2009

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter entered into force, formally bringing the organization into being.  Below is Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s United Nations Day message.

President Barack Obama issued this proclamation:
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                     October 19, 2009
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VIDEO: The Obama Administration and the United Nations

Anthony Clark Arend is interviewed by Georgetown School of Foreign Service Dean Carol  Lancaster about the Obama Administration and the United Nations.

Video and Text: Obama’s Address to the United Nations General Assembly- “A New Era of Engagement”

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The text of the address provides on the White House website is below:
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                         September 23, 2009

United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York
10:10 A.M. EDT

“Final Draft” of US UN Security Council Resolution on Nonproliferation

Laura Rozen reports:
Arms control takes center stage when President Barack Obama heads to New York this week, becoming the first American president to lead a United Nations Security Council summit on nonproliferation Thursday.
The U.S. plans to introduce this nonproliferation and disarmament resolution at the meeting. I’ve posted two earlier working drafts that the U.S. distributed to Security Council members earlier in the …

Obama at the UN

American University Professor David Bosco has a very thoughtful op-ed in Sunday’s Washington Post in the wake of President Obama’s upcoming visit to the United Nations in a few days. As has been widely reported, Obama will be chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on non-proliferation issues. Bosco urges the Obama Administration to approach the United Nations …

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.