The U.S. Needs a Strategy for Reforming and Dismantling International Organizations That Have Become the Tools of Tyrants

Richard Goldberg
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July 8 2021
About Richard

Richard Goldberg is a Mosaic columnist and senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served on Capitol Hill, on the U.S. National Security Council, as the chief of staff for Illinois’s governor, and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.

For decades, the world’s most brutal regimes have used the United Nations and its affiliated institutions to bash Israel while turning a blind eye to their own crimes. Likewise, as the new American ambassador to the UN has stressed, Russia and China have become adroit at manipulating the body to their advantage. Richard Goldberg outlines the problem, and what can be done about it:

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More about: China, U.S. Foreign policy, United Nations, UNRWA

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war