Blog Roundup #8

A sampling of United Nations related blog commentary

Democracy Arsenal: “Top 10 Things the UN Does Well – The approach of D-Day on John Bolton makes this as good a time as any to remind ourselves why the UN matters and some of the ways that we count on it. As you know, I am guest-blogging this week on Dan Drezner. Check out that site for some items that ought to be on the UN’s list of strengths, but aren’t, and for my best assessment of who and what is to blame.”

Chrenkoff: “Good news from Iraq, part 27 – Speaking of urban renewal, “The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), together with the Iraqi Ministry of Municipality and Public Works and the Construction and Housing Ministry, is holding a two-day round-table meeting beginning tomorrow in Amman, Jordan, on a “Slum Upgrading Strategy for Iraq.”

Huffington Post [Rep. Ed Markey]: “Today, I will join Hans Blix at the United Nations for a discussion on the need to balance disarmament and non-proliferation. The real “nuclear option” that threatens our national security is not the one being debated in the Senate – this nuclear option will end in a devastating plume of smoke over our cities.”