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UN General Assembly condemns Russia’s move to annex parts of Ukraine

Yesterday (October 12) the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of four partially occupied regions in Ukraine and called on all countries not to recognize the move, strengthening a diplomatic international isolation of Moscow since it invaded its neighbor. 143 countries out of the 193-member General

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NPT Review Conference ends without agreement: What next?

Can new actions/initiatives come from the NPT deliberations? On Friday (August 26), after four weeks of deliberations, the 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty concluded with no final agreement. A 35-page long draft final document prepared by the Review Conference President Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen had agreement of most,

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International Court of Justice orders Russia to halt the invasion

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, yesterday ordered Russia to immediately halt its military operations in Ukraine, and announced that the ICJ order to do so is legally binding. (See ICJ press release and World Court orders Russia to halt military operations

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