Think Trump’s Policies On Israel-Palestine Have Nothing To Do With You? Think Again

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by Lara Friedman Back in 2012, I warned a friend who was working on international trade issues: pay attention to what’s happening with the Palestinians at the UN, because it could cause problems for the U.S. on a wide range… Continue Reading  

Restoring UNESCO Funding Is a Matter of U.S. National Security

In 2011, the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted overwhelmingly to admit Palestine as a member state.

by Derek Davison In 2011, the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted overwhelmingly to admit Palestine as a member state. In doing so, it triggered Section 414 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act… Continue Reading  

Punishing UNESCO

Today reporter Matthew Lee asked questions beyond the official script during a press session with U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, following the Obama administration’s announcement that it would be cutting funding for the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, after its… Continue Reading