UN sanctions are only as useful as the will of the feckless UN to enforce anything — and the usual practice at the UN is to prevaricate and cheat. Previous U.S. ambassadors to the UN, such as Richard Holbrooke and John Negroponte, have had a dismal record of calling the UN to account on such stuff — remember Oil-for-Food. John Bolton has managed the amazing art of getting resolutions passed while still– as far as possible for anyone working for the State Department — telling it like it is. With John Bolton soon to be gone, what’s the value of UN sanctions on North Korea?
Without Bolton, What Happens With UN Sanctions on North Korea?
By Claudia Rosett Oct 15, 2006 4:20 AM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett 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 covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.