Blog Posts: U.N. Security Council

Security Council resolution targets sexual violence

A U.N. Security Council resolution aims to stamp out mass rape and gender violence as tools of war. It's also a response to allegations against the United Nations' own blue-helmeted peacekeepers.
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No Comments | Posted by Nathan M. Anonick on Tue. March 1, 2016 9:08 PM
Categories: U.N. Security Council, United Nations, Women's rights

Security Council resolutions fail to buttress common anti-ransom policy

Successive U.N. Security Council resolutions purport to ban ransom payments to terrorists. But a recent shift by the Obama administration has left the U.K. as the only major country with a strict no-negotiation policy.

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No Comments | Posted by Jennie L. Cunningham on Tue. November 24, 2015 9:36 AM
Categories: Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Terrorism, U.N. Security Council, United Kingdom, United States

What is "terrorism"? The U.N. should not leave it up to Egypt

The U.N. Security Council did not define "terrorism" when it passed its anti-ISIS resolution. It should do so as soon as possible.


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No Comments | Posted by John B. Holt on Wed. October 7, 2015 2:03 PM
Categories: Egypt, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Terrorism, U.N. Security Council

UN Report: Potential Charges Against the Islamic State

The International Criminal Court faces mounting pressure to prosecute members of the Islamic State for alleged acts of genocide against the Yezidi community, along with crimes against humanity and war crimes against the civilian population. But is the ICC the best forum for prosecution?


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Posted by Crystal S. Chung on Fri. April 17, 2015 6:27 PM
Categories: Genocide, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, Islamic State, U.N. Security Council

UN calls on Yemen combatants to remember legal obligations to civilians

Hundreds of civilians -- including at least 90 children -- have perished amid recent violence in Yemen. The United Nations has called out member states for apparent violations of international law but has taken no substantive action against them.


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No Comments | Posted by Mary W. Scruggs on Wed. April 15, 2015 9:49 PM
Categories: U.N. Security Council, Yemen

An Unconventional Approach: Syria and Cyber Attacks

The U.S. has focused on Syria’s chemical weapons, but a Syria-based cyberattack on the New York Times has drawn less attention


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No Comments | Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Tue. October 8, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Cyberwarfare, Syria, U.N. Security Council

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