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Double-Edged Sword: Goodwill Ambassadors and the United Nations

UNJolie, cc Flickr US Department of State, modified, http://www.usa.gov/copyright.shtml

Goodwill ambassadors can both help and hurt the United Nation’s core peace-building mission.

International Law vs. Institutional Disarray on Palestine & Kashmir

CC Michael Coghlan, Flickr, modifed, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Some of the world’s more intractable conflicts demand a legal rather than a political solution.

COP24 Deal Celebrations to Be Short-Lived

COP24, CC Flickr Kancelaria Premiera, modified, public domain

The COP24 agreement is being hyped as a win, but the Paris process remains woefully unfit for task in tackling global warming.

EU Counter-Terrorist Financing Initiatives: Time to Move Beyond the War on Terror

Moneylaundry, cc Flickr Images Money, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, TaxRebate.org.uk

Criminals and terrorists are evolving new ways to launder money and finance themselves. It’s time for the European Union evolve along with them.

Vietnam Ready for a Seat at the UN Security Council

UN_security_council, cc Bernd Untiedt, Germany, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UN_security_council_2005.jpg

Vietnam’s commitment to global institutions and poverty alleviation make it a good candidate for a rotating seat at the UN Security Council.

India Faces a Difficult Road on Security Council Reforms

United Nations, CC Flickr John Paris

A vigorous debate has been raging in political circles about the restructuring of the Security Council (UNSC) and bringing about some important and much-needed reforms at the United Nations (UN). The hotly debated questions are: What will be the future shape of the organization, and how will it impact international diplomacy?

The Rise of New Age Diplomacy

United Nations cc Flickr brianac37

Track II and Track III diplomatic approaches may not be perfect, but they still have an place in today’s complex international society.

The Current State of Global Maritime Piracy

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden up until 2010. CC Global Panorama, altered.

Geopoliticalmonitor.com’s Geneva-based Director Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen reports from the launch of the UNOSAT Global Report on Maritime Piracy (1995-2013).

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