Category: Charles Dunbar

Saudi withdrawal stuns UN Security Council

October 21st, 2013 in 2013, AFP, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Saudi Arabia angrily rejected a UN Security Council seat Friday, accusing the UN body of “double standards” over the Syria war and other trouble spots in an unprecedented diplomatic broadside…

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“It is hard not to think that Riyadh’s decision reflects an overall cooling of the US-Saudi relationship.”

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Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, criticizes U.N. body

October 19th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Charles Dunbar, College of Arts & Sciences

Just hours after winning a coveted place on the U.N. Security Council for the first time, Saudi Arabia did a stunning about-face Friday and rejected the seat, denouncing the body for failing to resolve world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war…

Expert quote:

“It is hard not to think that Riyadh’s decision reflects an overall cooling of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Syria and Iran would seem to be the two most prominent reasons for the downturn in relations.”

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Western Sahara: Why Africa’s last colony can’t break free

June 16th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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On a recent Saturday in May, as dusk shaded into night in this desert city, more than a thousand women, men, and children poured into the streets…

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“The true blame lies with the UN Security Council. It is the unwillingness of the council to take decisive action that has caused this mission to be seemingly, permanently stalemated.”

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New US-Taliban Talks Represent a Political Move for Obama, Expert Says

December 6th, 2012 in 2012, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Voice of Russia 0 comments

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Charles Dunbar, College of Arts & Sciences

The Obama administration is looking to rejuvenate peace talks with the Taliban months after the two sides disagreed over terms of a potential prisoner swap, according to The Washington Post…

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Egypt’s role vital to keeping future peace

November 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Hamas leaders and thousands of flag-waving supporters declared victory over Israel on Gaza’s first day of calm under an Egyptian-brokered truce yesterday, as experts warned the agreement hinges on Cairo’s uncertain commitment to peace…

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Former ambassador speaks out

September 14th, 2012 in 2012, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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