The Monkey Cage: United Nations


Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Black Pete and the United Nations

A controversy over a racist holiday practice in the Netherlands draws the attention of the United Nations.

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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Why would states want or not want a seat on the United Nations Security Council?

A seat on the United Nations Security Council is not always attractive for states. This article explains why.

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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Why did Saudi Arabia reject a UN Security Council seat?

Saudi Arabia has little to gain from UN Security Council membership and potentially much to lose.

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Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Maps of global polarization

Three maps show how global ideological conflict has changed since 1980.

By Erik Voeten  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the United Nations

The more states trade with China, the more they start voting with China (and against the U.S.) in the United Nations.

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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

The U.S. is still lonely at the United Nations

Why has President Obama failed to close the gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world in the United Nations? Some data and some answers.

By Erik Voeten  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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