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The Next UN Secretary General Should Be from Eastern Europe

Posted August 29th, 2016 at 12:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Since the fall of the Berlin wall, Eastern Europe has been under-represented on the international stage….As a region, they have largely overcome the economic yoke of Soviet domination and have embraced democratic values….experienced and respected leaders from Eastern Europe deserve a second look.

Everyone Hates the U.N. (Until They Need It)

Posted April 26th, 2016 at 3:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Caring too much about the United Nations, or evincing any faith in it, has been a mark of naiveté in Washington, even in Democratic administrations. But to get the most out of the world body, the United States has to be willing to invest.

United Nations Is Home of Maddening Inaction, Hope

Posted June 12th, 2015 at 10:35 am (UTC-4)
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This month marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations…. we will celebrate in a way that blends international diplomacy, a legendary American artist and a little known drawing … Norman Rockwell’s most moving paintings, Golden Rule.