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Israel pulls out of race for UN Security Council seat

AFP | Israel dropped out Friday of a race for a Security Council seat in 2019 and 2020 following a campaign by Arab states at...

US-led Syria strikes: China firmly opposes use of force in international...

CGNT | China has consistently opposed the use of force in international relations and has advocated respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of...

Western powers walk legal tightrope with Syria strikes

AFP | Britain, France and the US struck suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities Saturday in retaliation for a "clear violation" of international law, but experts...

To pull out of Syria or to attack Syria: The Trump...

M K Bhadrakumar | The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on...

Russia calls on UN after joint spy probe rejected

AFP | Russia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiraling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group...

Maleeha Lodhi slams India for seeking permanent UNSC membership

News Analysis | Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations, reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance on UN Security Council reform on Wednesday. She said...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

Hammad Zamurrad | For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global...

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

Kulbhushan pops up as India-Pakistan spar at the UN

News Analysis | At a high-level Security Council meeting, Pakistan has raised the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the RAW officer apprehended by Pakistan on its...

Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

AFP | The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies...

US threatens countries who vote against it on Jerusalem decision

AFP | The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize...

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

How will Palestinians react to Trump’s declaration of making Jerusalem the...

Maha Nassar | When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East...

Russia-U.S. deadlock over Syrian chemical weapons inquiry continues

Reuters | Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons...

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in the Security Council

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has strongly opposed the addition of permanent members in the United National...

Security Council Expansion; opportunities & risks: Exclusive interview with Ex-Brazilian Foreign...

News Desk | GVS Managing Editor sat down with Antonio Patriota, the former Brazilian Foreign Minister and former Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United...

Pyongyang does what it says: One more missile flies over Japan!

News Analysis | A day after threatening to sink Japan, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Friday....

Chabahar: A new transit route

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

No support for the Global Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | The nuclear weapon abolitionists, once again, succeeded in drawing the attention of the international community towards the horrors of nuclear...

Changing Global Order: Challenges & Opportunities for UN’s new Secretary General? 

Minahil Toor | Antonio Guterres, became world's top diplomat on Jan 1, 2017. He has replaced Ban Ki Moon, as UN's Secretary General and will...

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