• Roger Nokes

    About Roger Nokes

    Roger Nokes is the membership coordinator for the United Nations Association of the USA, leading relations between UNA-USA's 125 chapters and the national headquarters. Nokes has a master of arts in international relations and diplomacy from the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University, where he was an associate editor for the Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. Nokes has a B.A. in history and political science from Kean University in Union, N.J.

     

    Shaping a Tentative Peace in Yemen

    by  • January 8, 2012 • Middle East • 1 Comment

    Secretary-General Ban speaks to the press about the Yemeni president's agreement to cede power in November 2011.  JC McILWAINE/UN PHOTO

    Multiple conflicts have raged for years in Yemen, one of the poorest and most neglected countries in the Arab world. In the north, the ethnic group Houthis battled the government, while separatists vied for independence in the south. Elements of a regional proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been going on as well, [...]

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    Congo Elections, Hardly a ‘Hinge Moment’

    by  • November 26, 2011 • Africa, Human Rights • 2 Comments

    UN peacekeepers perform on UN Day in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo.  MYRIAM ASMANI/MONUSCO

    One of Africa’s largest, poorest and most violent countries will have its second election – presidential and parliamentary – on Nov. 28, after overcoming a dictatorship, a coup and two brutal civil wars. The Democratic Republic of Congo, independent since 1960 from Belgium, remains a glaring paradox, however, with enormous mineral wealth plumbed alongside extreme [...]

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