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Speak softly and don’t stuff up: Bob Carr’s legacy

Speak softly and don’t stuff up: Bob Carr’s legacy

As former foreign minister Bob Carr resigns from the Senate, we take a look at what he brought to the job.

Mid-term report card: Australia a US ‘puppet’ on the Security Council?

Mid-term report card: Australia a US ‘puppet’ on the Security Council?

Australia has been on the UN Security Council for six months. Are we using the experience to make the world a better place -- or just doing the US' bidding? Crikey intern Fergus Hunter reports.

Haigh: why we’re wasting our seat at the UN Security Council

Haigh: why we’re wasting our seat at the UN Security Council

Bob Carr is not making use of Australia's Security Council seat. Will we ever stop following in lockstep with the Americans and show some Aussie initiative? Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh offers suggestions.

Hard yakka for DFAT as we wake to a new place in the world

Hard yakka for DFAT as we wake to a new place in the world

Australia will have to leave the shade of the US when its sits on the Security Council. Political commentator and retired diplomat Bruce Haigh looks at the tough issues we'll have to confront in our new role.

Gillard’s good week undermined by Kevin ‘look at me’ Rudd

Gillard’s good week undermined by Kevin ‘look at me’ Rudd

Julia Gillard has had a good week in foreign policy. But Kevin Rudd continues to behave as though her political demise is just around the corner.

Why Australia’s Security Council bid was a mistake

Why Australia’s Security Council bid was a mistake

What's missing from the debate on Australia pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council is the question of why it's important. The Lowy Institute's Danielle Cave poses some interesting questions.

Iran hit with tougher sanctions

Iran hit with tougher sanctions

The UN Security Council has voted to put new, tougher sanctions on Iran, in protest to its nuclear program, with even Russia and China voting in favour. But will the sanctions work?

Netanyahu: “This was no love boat”

Netanyahu: “This was no love boat”

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has come out in defence [video]of the deadly flotilla attack, saying that Israel had to defend Gaza from weapons smuggling. The UN Security Council is now investigating.

Vietnam takes UN role as monastery is under siege

Vietnam takes UN role as monastery is under siege

The world should condemn the fact that 300 Buddhist monks and nuns were forcibly evicted from Prajna Monastery in Bat Nha, six hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, writes Hoa Pham.

How Iran sanction fears awakened the sleeping <br> giant

How Iran sanction fears awakened the sleeping
giant

China has only recently come back into the UN's good books. So why doesn't it support sanctions against Iran in light of its secret nuclear facility? What is the nature of China and Iran's relationship?