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Much Ado About Nothing: Bannon and the NSC.

Andrew J. Bowen Security, How worried should we be?  General H.R. McMaster's appointment as National Security Advisor has revived the debate about the structure, personnel, and focus of the NSC. In particular, Stephen Bannon's status as a permanent member on the principals committee has received renewed attention. When ...

- The National Interest - US

America, Crimea and the Dangers of Hypocrisy.

Ted Galen Carpenter Politics, Eurasia Washington's record on forcible territorial change is exceedingly weak. The Trump administration is continuing the policy of its predecessor regarding the Crimea issue. U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley is the latest official to confirm that point. In a speech on February 2, Haley emphasized ...

- The National Interest - US

UNSC meet condemns North Korea's for 'irresponsible, provocative attempts' to evade sanctions.

The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade U.N. sanctions. Council members emphasized “the importance of full compliance” with the six rounds of increasingly tougher sanctions in a statement after closed-door discussions. North Korea ...

- The Japan Times - JP

UN Security Council to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions.

The U.N. Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons, diplomats said

- The Daily Star - LB

UN condemns North Korea's provocative attempts to evade sanctions.

The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade U.N. sanctions.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russia: Don't Veto Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attacks.

– Russia and other United Nations Security Council members should support a proposed resolution that would impose sanctions on Syrian government officials responsible for chemical attacks, Human Rights Watch said today. The Security Council is expected to vote on the resolution as early as February 28, 2017. The proposed ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says.

It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kosovo: Talks between Belgrade and Pristina 'essential' to peace, UN envoy tells Security Council.

There is no alternative to dialogue, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo today told the Security Council, citing the importance of high-level talks between Belgrade and Pristina, and calling for continued international engagement to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo and the wider Balkans ...

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UN slams North Korea over 'provocative' sanctions evasion.

PYONGYANG, Feb 28 — Backed by China, the UN Security Council yesterday unanimously condemned North Korea for its irresponsible and provocative' attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door meeting on the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.N. to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions despite Russia veto pledge | Reuters.

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move.The ...

- Firstpost - IN

U.N. to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions despite Russia veto pledge.

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move.

- Reuters - US

US, Russia set to clash over Syria sanctions

Russia and the United States were headed for a clash at the UN Security Council on Monday as Moscow prepared to veto a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Syria.The council will vote Tuesday...

- Expatica - NL

UN Security Council to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions

The UN Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons, diplomats said

- The Daily Star - LB

What did UN chief Guterres say in his first Kosovo report?

The commitment of Belgrade and Pristina to improve their dialogue seems to be waning, in part because of their preoccupation with internal political problems. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated this in his first report on the work of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, that will be presented and discussed on Monday ...

- B92 - SK

Initiative launched to honor Churkin in Srebrenica

Eastern Alternative Citizen Association has filed a request to honor Russia's late UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin with a memorial bust in Srebrenica. Representatives of this association have submitted the request to the assembly of this municipality, located in the Serb Republic entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina, asking for a ...

- B92 - SK

European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile launch

Brussels: The European Union on Monday imposed new sanctions on North Korea in line with the UN Security Council's resolution adopted after a ballistic missile launch. The post European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile launch appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Abe aide Yachi set to visit Washington to meet new national security adviser McMaster

A key foreign policy aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to begin a three-day visit to Washington on Monday, where he plans to meet the newly appointed national security adviser, the government said. Shotaro Yachi, who heads the secretariat of the Japanese National Security Council, is likely to meet Tuesday with H.R. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

EU expands North Korea sanctions

The European Union imposed additional sanctions on North Korea Monday over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of the U.N. Security Council.

- The Daily Star - LB

Hijab-wearing White House staffer quits Trump administration

, Feb. 27: Hijab-wearing ex-White House Muslim staffer of Bangladeshi-origin has said that she quit her job after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his controversial travel ban, which made her last for eight days in the new administration.Rumana Ahmed was hired in 2011 to work at the White House and eventually the ...

- Sify - IN

EU expands North Korea sanctions

BRUSSELS, Feb 27 — The European Union imposed additional sanctions on North Korea today over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of the UN Security Council. The decision, implementing a November UN resolution, comes...

- The Malay Mail - MY

EU boosts North Korea sanctions in line with UN

BRUSSELS — The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another...

- Townhall.com - US

Ukrainian interest. Requiem for Churkin, intriguing Firtash, and Dutch breakthrough

Death of the Russian permanent representative to the UN was cynically used by Russian MFA in its attempts to manipulate the UNSC. Moscow has once again let Ukraine’s disgraced president Viktor Yanukovych speak up in media. Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash has become a game in big hunt of the U.S. and Spanish law ...

- UNIAN - UA

Using phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful for U.S.: Trump's NSA

, Feb. 27 : National security adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, H.R. McMaster has said that using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful for America as terrorist organizations like ISIS represent a perversion of Islam. CNN quoted an official present at the session of the National Security Council ...

- Sify - IN

Syria urges United nation to condemn Homs deadly bombings

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday urged the UN Security Council to condemn the deadly suicide bombings that rocked the country`s central province of Homs and killed 42 people.

- Zee News - IN

UN Security Council calls for immediate investigation into recent violence in DR Congo's Kasai region

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo , calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation.”

- UN Peace & Security - INT

Rumana Ahmed explains why she resigned from the Trump White House. It won't surprise you.

Until last month, Rumana Ahmed worked in the National Security Council. She is Muslim; she was hired on during the Obama years. Her plans to stay on during the new administration lasted eight days—which is all it took for Trump's team to demonstrate that they considered Muslim citizens like her a threat. The evening ...

- Daily Kos - US

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is vowing a veto. A Security Council diplomat said Friday ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Trump's new national security adviser: Saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' is counterproductive

DoDIn his first group meeting at the National Security Council as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster reportedly said using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" was counterproductive, The New York Times reported Friday night. McMaster delivered his remarks on Thursday, nearly one week ...

- Business Insider - US

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Took Future Green Berets into Oval Office in Q-Course First

President Trump, in his third week in office, met with a class of Green Beret candidates and brought them into the Oval Office for the first time in the course's history. The 18 Army officers in the Special Forces Qualification Course, or “Q-course,” were visiting the National Security Council in early February, ...

- Breitbart - US

UN weighs sanctions on Syria over chemical attacks

The U.N. Security Council met behind closed doors Friday to discuss chemical weapons use in Syria as the United States, France and Britain pushed for sanctions on those responsible for the attacks.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ilyichev replaces Churkin as Russia's U.N. representative

Pyotr Ilyichev will head Russia's United Nations diplomatic mission following the death of Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.

- UPI - US

China's coal imports from North Korea ease after sanctions

China's coal imports from North Korea eased last month after new UN Security Council sanctions curbing the isolated country's sales of the fuel abroad came into effect, as Russia, Mongolia, Australia and Indonesia raised shipments, data showed on Friday. January imports eased 13% from a year earlier to 1.45-million tonnes. ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

World › U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

The United Nations Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week, a diplomat said on Thursday. The draft resolution also seeks to ban the sale or supply of helicopters to the Syrian government…

- Japan Today - JP

Churkin: A Tribute to an Adversary

Zalmay Khalilzad Politics, Eurasia Even with rivals and adversaries, there is room for cooperation on issues of mutual interest. The unexpected recent passing of Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, led me to reflect on my time at the UN as the United States permanent representative, during which he was my ...

- The National Interest - US

The World Next Week: February 23, 2017

President Donald J. Trump addresses Congress, the UN Security Council debates Kosovo, and the 89th Academy Awards are held.

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack in Iraq must be held accountable - UN Security Council

Condemning, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack on 16 February in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of such reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

- UN - INT

Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions

Security Council likely to vote on resolution sanctioning Syrian officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons - diplomats | Reuters

By Rodrigo Campos | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week, diplomats said on Thursday.The draft resolution also seeks to ban the sale or supply of ...

- Firstpost - IN

U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons - diplomat | Reuters

By Rodrigo Campos | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week, a diplomat said on Thursday.The draft resolution also seeks to ban the sale or supply of ...

- Firstpost - IN

Trump's national security adviser knows the pitfalls of his job — he wrote the book on it

One of President Trump's first and most controversial foreign policy moves was to reorganize the National Security Council, removing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a permanent member and effectively replacing him with his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon. Now, in an ironic twist, Trump has named a new ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Muslim ex-National Security official explains why she barely lasted a week in 'disturbing' Trump admin

A Muslim woman who was hired to work on the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama decided to stay on in her role for the incoming Trump administration to hopefully give them a more enlightened view of her religion , but she quickly found out that it was a lost cause. Wr...

- The Raw Story - US

UN likely to vote next week on Syria sanctions: diplomat

The U.N. Security Council is likely to vote next week on a draft resolution that would slap sanctions on Syria over the use of chemical weapons but Russia is almost certain to veto the measure, a senior diplomat said Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018

The United Nations Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October.

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Kuleba slams Russian peer for lying about Ukraine's reaction to Churkin's death

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has accused his Russian counterpart Ivan Soltanovsky of lying about Ukraine's reaction to the death of Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin.

- UNIAN - UA

Trump's elevation of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council was amplified by a cut-and-paste error

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump's decision to elevate Steve Bannon, the White House chief strategist, to a permanent position on the principals committee of the National Security Council was amplified by a cut-and-paste error, according to a report from The New York Times. Trump's team did not specifically ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's combative new White House aide had a heated phone call with a critic of his national-security acumen

Screenshot / YouTubeOn Wednesday, Business Insider reported on the contentious relationship between the national-security community and Sebastian Gorka, a newly appointed senior official on President Donald Trump's National Security Council. Michael S. Smith II, a terrorism analyst who has advised members of Congress and ...

- Business Insider - US

RFE/RL: Body of Russian UN ambassador returned to Moscow

A plane carrying the body of Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin has arrived in Moscow from New York. The plane arrived on Feb. 23, three days after Churkin died suddenly the day before his 65th birthday. The post RFE/RL: Body of Russian UN ambassador returned to Moscow appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Islamic State's Greatest Wish: U.S. Combat Forces in Syria

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East The presence of U.S. troops in Syria would be a morale boost for ISIS propagandists. The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS,' CNN reported last week. No options ...

- The National Interest - US

At Security Council, UN chief Guterres highlights global significance of a peaceful Europe

Noting that recent crises in Europe show that the continent remains at risk from new outbreaks of conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for reinforcing mutual trust and respect to strengthen stability and cooperation both within Europe and beyond.

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OSCE seeks to defuse conflicts, combat radicalization and build trust, UN Security Council told

Multilateral cooperation is the only way to achieve peace, security and stability, and there is no alternative to it, Austria's Foreign Minister told the United Nations Security Council today, underscoring the work of his country in its role as the Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe .

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