UN General Assembly

The Real News on the Middle East

September 22, 2017
In his UN speech, Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Iran 37 times but spoke about Palestine only twice, deflecting attention away from the occupation and giving Israel an external enemy, says Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy


September 19, 2017
If President Trump follows through on his latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal before the UN General Assembly, he’ll do so with bipartisan help, says author and NIAC president Trita Parsi

The Three Remaining ‘Cuban 5’ Go Home

December 17, 2014

In a historic move bypassing congress, President Obama restores diplomatic relations with Cuba, and in a simultaneous telecast President Raul Castro hails the decision but reminds us that the blockade is still in place, says Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

The US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations With A Spy Swap

December 17, 2014

The US has finally admitted defeat in its policies of trying to isolate and overthrow the government of Cuba says, Reese Erlich a freelance journalist and author

Who Benefits from Austerity?

March 10, 2013
Bob Pollin fields the question: are the very rich hunkering down for a long recession and to protect their assets, are more concerned about debt than high unemployment

State of the Working Woman

March 8, 2013

Jenny Ahn: Unionized women workers do better than unorganized; All working women need access to universal daycare

Egypt’s Morsi Takes UN Center Stage on Syria and Palestine

September 28, 2012

President Morsi attempts to play broker for the Syrian conflict, including Iran in a contact group; pressures US on Palestine.

UN Speeches Show US-Backed Peace Process is Dead

September 24, 2011

Phyllis Bennis: Abbas bid for Palestinian statehood means he’s given up on US-backed peace process

Wilkerson on Cuba

June 15, 2010
Larry Wilkerson: The ‘Cuban 5’ spied on Cuban Americans, because they were a threat to their country