Facing Widespread Scrutiny, the WHO Focuses on Maligning Israel

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO), a UN agency, has received much criticism because of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic during its early stages. Further undermining its own credibility, at its annual meeting last week it passed a resolution—cosponsored by Cuba, Syria, Yemen, and other tyrannies and failed states—gratuitously condemning Israel. Elliott Abrams comments:

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More about: Hamas, United Nations

Fearing Abandonment by the U.S., the Saudis Look to Russia and China

Sept. 15 2021

Saudi Arabia has been in the news this week because of the recent release of a 2016 FBI report on the role of its subjects in the September 11 terrorist attacks. But there is other, more timely news from the country that the press has largely ignored: a military cooperation agreement concluded last month between Riyadh, a traditional U.S ally, and Moscow, a supporter of the anti-American Iran-Syria axis. Ilan Berman comments:

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More about: Abraham Accords, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy