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In The News

3 May 2022
If the only message the Kremlin hears is that the United States is ready for a long war [in Ukraine], Moscow is likely to double down, making a long conflict entirely unavoidable. El País

Richard Gowan

UN Director
9 Apr 2022
I don't think Russia helped its case by asking countries like Syria to defend it at the UN I think that it actually emphasized how isolated it is with the broader UN membership over Ukraine. NPR

Richard Gowan

UN Director
13 Mar 2022
China doesn’t want to break off with Russia. It needs Russia as a partner. But, equally, it doesn’t want to take the reputational damage of being seen to be an accomplice to this war. Hindustan Times

Richard Gowan

UN Director
9 Sep 2021
China and Russia are arguing for a pragmatic approach in dealing with Taliban [in Afghanistan]. For them, regional security interests come first. Bloomberg

Richard Gowan

UN Director
3 Sep 2021
At the end of the day, the Chinese and Russians aren’t going to sacrifice their relations with the Taliban on the altar of Western states’ concerns about human rights in Afghanistan. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
21 Sep 2020
Frankly, there’s a degree of exhaustion with this administration (the Trump Administration) in the Security Council. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director

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