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Claudia Rosett

Claudia Rosett is journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and heads its Investigative Reporting Project. She is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist and editor writing on international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Due in substantial part to her investigation, the U.S. House and Senate launched inquiries into the program. Ms. Rosett has appeared before five U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on U.N.-related corruption. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award.
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The 2014 Duranty Award, First Runner-Up: Candy Crowley

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - by Claudia Rosett

The transcript of Claudia Rosett’s presentation speech honoring Crowley’s performance as debate moderator.

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A Wish List for WikiLeaks

Monday, July 26th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

If WikiLeaks is serious about their ethical mission, here's a wish list for some additional leaks that might just bring more balance to their self-described pursuit of transparency.

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Next Up in Washington, a Media Czar?

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

In the Wall Street Journal, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger proposes using your tax dollars to "get the balance right." Uh-oh.

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No, the Problem Isn’t Obama’s Middle Name

Friday, July 9th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Does President Obama really believe the Israelis are such bigots as to judge him — all things equal — by his middle name? Does he have any evidence for that, or was he drawing on his own stereotype of Israelis?

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Here Comes the UN’s New ‘Gender Entity’

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Has there ever been any initiative in human history in which something with “entity” anywhere in its official title has worked wonders for the emancipation of anyone — male, female, or transgendered?

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Let Turkey Pay for UNRWA

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

My own preference? Dissolve the UN's Palestinian refugee agency and turn over its entire budget to private missionaries trying to help North Korean refugees escape from China. That is a genuine refugee crisis.

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Obama’s Teachable Moment: Getting to Know the General (Updated)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Gen. McChrystal has been ordered back to Washington following his controversial comments in Rolling Stone. If only Obama had been as eager to clear time on his calendar for him back in 2009. (Update: McChrystal Out, Petraeus In, Ed Driscoll adds.)

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What Kind of Washington Fools Would Honor Turkey’s Foreign Minister?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Ahmet Davutoglu, who compared the Gaza flotilla incident to 9/11, will be feted tonight in Istanbul by the Woodrow Wilson Center, courtesy of George Soros, the UN ... and the American taxpayer.

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Please, Mr. President, No More ‘Arc of History’

Sunday, June 13th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

It's not the long arc of history that protects and engenders freedom. Give it a rest, already.

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This Week’s Meaningless New UN Sanctions against Iran

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Well, that just bought Iran's nuclear program another 2 hours and 54 minutes ... and counting.

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And Now, Ahmadinejad Goes to Istanbul

Sunday, June 6th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Seems like the Turkish and Iranian governments just can't get enough of each other these days. Anyone feeling safer now?

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Hamas’ Bloody Propaganda Triumph

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The "peace" flotilla was a purposeful provocation that worked to make Israel the bad guy.

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Don’t Look Now, but Iran Has Fuel for Two Nuclear Weapons

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

"The real crises are still ahead, and they are not going to be confined to bloody propaganda stunts staged by fake 'peace activists' cruising the Mediterranean."

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The Gaza Flotilla: Showboating for Hamas

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

There is a long history of useful idiots who will sign on for this sort of terror tourism.

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Now Can We Put North Korea Back on the Terrorism List?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The very least the Obama administration could do — immediately — is put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, from which Bush should never have removed it.

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Hot Tips on UN Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Monday, May 17th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Claudia Rosett does the legwork for the rare MSM journalist looking for reports of UN malfeasance: she provides links to the scores of previously secret UN internal audit reports just posted by the U.S. Mission to the UN.

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Here Comes the UN Libyan ‘Blights’ Council—Updated

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

With the Obama administration AWOL, a country that consistently violates human rights is about to win a seat on the Human Rights Council. Update: As Claudia writes in a new post, "All You Need to Know About the UN: 155 Votes for Libya."

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Iran Grabs a Seat at the UN’s High Table — by Hosting a Dinner

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The U.S. RSVPed "yes," came knocking at the door, and ate what was served.

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Enough Already — Just Move the UN to Iran (Updated)

Friday, April 30th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The UN’s Economic and Social Council has just elected Iran to a seat on the UN’s women’s rights commission. Wouldn't it be easier to just ship the entire UN, lock, stock and seating arrangements, to Iran? (Update: "Next Up, Libya’s Bid To Join UN Human Rights Council")

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Iran Drops Bid for UN Human Rights Council

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

A victory for Obama's policy of “engagement”?

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The Gates Memo: World’s Least Well Kept Secret

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Obama's lack of an effective Iran policy is a surprise — but no secret.

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Our Unlucky Allies

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

A presidential plane crash, a presidential ouster, a sunken warship, and Israeli nuclear scientists who reportedly cannot even get U.S. visas — these sure do seem to be unlucky times for America’s friends.

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Iran on the UN Human Rights Council?

Monday, April 5th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett


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Help! I’m a Constituent of Eric Massa (Or at Least I Was)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Massa claims, "I own this behavior." Sorry, Mr. Massa, but you were elected not to serve yourself — but to serve your constituents. (And don't miss Ed Driscoll on "Tickles of Massa Destruction.")

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UN Eco-Commissars Off On the Road to Bali — Again

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

For folks terrified of warmer weather, the UN climate commissars sure do have a strange affinity for boldly jetting off to where Bing and Bob went before.

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