Rapidly-Expanding International Crisis Could Escalate International Tensions

NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK, NEW YORK By Clayton MacLean 01/08/2017 Today, events worldwide seem to be escalating at a rapid clip. The crisis, beginning with the discovery of a weapons cache along the Turkish border, could escalate into a renewed Chechen war that now threatens to spread out across all of central Asia. Such … More Rapidly-Expanding International Crisis Could Escalate International Tensions

China “cautiously optimistic” in face of uncertain political climate

The Jakarta Post Vancouver | Sun, January 8, 2017 | 1:00pm As a meeting of the United Nations Security Council draws to a close, cooperation and collaboration between China and the United State leaves states hopeful for the future. Presently, the concern of the council is the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Throughout the … More China “cautiously optimistic” in face of uncertain political climate

Press Release: United Kingdom

Statement by the Delegate of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Security Council: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently working with other delegates, including Russia and the United States, to find effective methods of protecting civilians in areas of armed conflict. We are currently working on peacekeeping reforms including faster … More Press Release: United Kingdom

Countries Skeptical, but Concerned of New Chechen Militant Group

In recent days, a militant group claimed responsibility for stealing weapons shipment from a Warsaw Pact site in the Caucasus and releasing a video that shows them with the arms. The United Nations Security Council was recently presented with another video, from Liveleak, video that allegedly portrays the same militants responsible for stealing an arms … More Countries Skeptical, but Concerned of New Chechen Militant Group

Is Peacekeeping Still a Feasible Option?

How the world can become more peaceful without peacekeeping Opinion piece by Vidya Shaveer Times of India Jan 8, 2017 Over the past three days, the UN Security Council has been working hard to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflicts. Suggestions have been made to increase peacekeeping, yet the effectiveness of peacekeeping is … More Is Peacekeeping Still a Feasible Option?

NATO members at odds while Russo-American Cooperation intensifies.

NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK, NEW YORK By Clayton MacLean 01/07/2017 Today in the UN Security Council, France and the United States stand at odds on the issue of drones. France, when interviewed by a reporter from the New York Times, said they were “working on a paper that would limit the type and size … More NATO members at odds while Russo-American Cooperation intensifies.

Press Release: UN Security Council

United Nations News Centre 08 January 2017 | Vancouver, British Columbia The UN Security Council strongly condemns the unfolding events of what appears to be a civilian hostage situation on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Security Council is committed to working together as a whole to address the unfolding events, and is launching an investigation on … More Press Release: UN Security Council