The implications of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242: an analysis of each Operative Clause in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict

This paper was submitted to Professor Arie M. Kacowicz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the subject ‘Negotiating Middle East Peace’. Please note that the paper only aims to address Resolution 242 and makes no reference to the ongoing events. However, the author believes that every nation has the right to self-determination, sovereignty, and …

On the dynamics of the UN Security Council.

A critical Review of N. Schia’s “Horseshoe and Catwalk: Power, Complexity and Consensus Making in the UNSC”.   Indispensable, the United Nations plays a major role in our daily lives, and often without us even noticing it, our daily lives depend on what the United Nations accomplishes. Since its creation in 1948, the UN through the …

A rendezvous with former Ambassador of France Gérard Araud.

On Friday the 31st of January, as Brexit had just been officially announced, I met with Former Ambassador Gérard Araud in Paris to discuss this issue and many more. Ambassador Araud debuted a career dedicated to the field of diplomacy only one year after the election of Ronald Reagan, and it concluded two years after the election …

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals amidst the data revolution

On the international scene, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are considered a pivotal role in moving towards a greener, more inclusive and more sustainable future. The objective of the agenda ratified by the UN General Assembly in 2015 is to be achieved by the year 2030, and includes indicators from a variety of …