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  • Executive Memorandum posted February 9, 1996 by Thomas P. Sheehy The U.N. Tax:  Not Now, Not Ever

    United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali wants to give the U.N. the authority to tax Americans and others around the world. In expressing frustration over the perilous state of his organization's finances, the U.N. chief made known his support for U.N. taxes during a January lecture and follow-up media discussion at Oxford University. Soon afterwards,…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 20, 1995 by Thomas P. Sheehy The U.N.'s 50th Anniversary:  Time For Reform, Not Celebration

    The Clinton Administration and many other governments worldwide have been turning up the rhetoric for the United Nations' 50th anniversary. The celebration is set to culminate early next week when most heads of state, including President Bill Clinton, address the U.N. General Assembly. Amid all the standard accolades for the U.N., the President is bound to raise the…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 9, 1995 by Thomas P. Sheehy The U.N. at Fifty:  No Key to Peace

    President Bill Clinton will be in San Francisco on June 26 to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of the signing of the United Nations Charter. It was in June of 1945 that war-weary America took the lead in founding the U.N., harboring high hopes that it would become a major force in advancing world peace. But the U.N. has failed to live up to these…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 7, 1995 by Thomas P. Sheehy Clinton Blows Smoke Over Foreign Aid Cuts

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) and its allies are pulling out all the stops in their fight against congressional foreign aid cuts and the reorganization of the foreign policy bureaucracy. AID Administrator Brian Atwood and other Clinton Administration officials have resorted to tagging as "isolationists" those critical of the status quo,…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 13, 1995 by Bryan T. Johnson, Thomas P. Sheehy Time to Reshape the State Department

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 27, 1995 by Thomas P. Sheehy Stay Out of UNESCO

    The Clinton Administration is weighing a U.S. return to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott wrote last December that a return to UNESCO, from which the U.S. withdrew in 1984, "remains high on our agenda." Rejoining UNESCO, however, would be a serious mistake. UNESCO is poorly…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 3, 1994 by Thomas P. Sheehy Avoiding the U.N. Trap in Haiti

  • Backgrounder Update posted September 27, 1993 by Thomas P. Sheehy Time to Pull Out of Somalia

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9/27/93 202 'TIME TO PULL OUT OF SOMALIA (Updating Backgrounder No. 922, "To Save the Starving, Internationalize the Peacekeeping Force in Somalia," December 15, 1992) Operation Restore Hope, George Bush's well-intentioned mission to relieve starvation in Somalia, has gone badly off track. What was supposed to be a limited…

  • Executive Memorandum posted August 16, 1993 by Thomas P. Sheehy A U.N. Army: Unwise, Unsafe, and Unnecessary

    A campaign is underway in Congress to endorse the concept of a standing army controlled by the United Nations. Senator Joe Biden, the Democrat from Delaware, has introduced a resolution (S.J. Res. 112) to allow American troops to be part of such a force. He claims that the United States must abandon "the vainglorious dream of a Pax Americana and look instead for a…

  • Backgrounder posted December 15, 1992 by Thomas P. Sheehy To Save the Starving, Internationalize the Peacekeeping Force inSomalia

    Introduction For the first time in American history, United States troops have been committed to a military operation for a cause completely unrelated to protecting the national interest. Many Americans, understandably, are ambivalent about Operation Restore Hope, as the United Nations-authorized Somalia intervention is called. Their hearts go out to the…

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