Time was when Kremlinologists pored over every grainy photo of the politburo lineup atop Lenin’s mausoleum, trying to discern from who stood where, and who had suddenly vanished, the ructions with the Soviet state. Watchers of Mao’s China read tea leaves. As George Russell and I note in this latest article, trying to figure out what’s going on inside the UN Procurement Department, where your tax dollars get spent on UN business, is not so different.
Muffled Thuds From Within the UN Procurement Department
By Claudia Rosett May 03, 2007 11:26 PM 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.