Articles on Richard Gowan

How not to save the world: EU divisions at the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 22 January 2019

Although their new friendship treaty does not call for an EU Security Council seat, France and Germany must pitch a compelling vision of multilateralism at the UN.

John Bolton: Don’t Mention the Norms (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 23 March 2018

Brutal transactional talks is the only language the new National Security Advisor understands.

Lonely at the top (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 July 2017

Running the United Nations is a lonely job for António Guterres - and he seems to prefer it that way. 

With Trump, the spectre of John Bolton returns to the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 11 November 2016

Before January, Europeans should make preparations to safeguard the UN, again.

EU indecision on UN Secretary General choice plays to Russia’s advantage (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 19 September 2016

There are still, for now, some very serious European contenders with real chances of success. 

Saving British internationalism from Brexit (Commentary)

Richard Gowan & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 28 June 2016

Even if the UK is a diminished power after Brexit international partners will still need its cooperation in the UN and NATO.

Post-Humanitarian Europe (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 27 May 2016

This week’s World Humanitarian Summit was an opportunity to discuss how to assist the suffering, yet the entire process showed much of the humanitarian sector at its most fragmented and self-indulgent.

Disillusion at the UN: From Srebrenica to Aleppo (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 20 February 2016

Confidence in the UN could fall to an all time low if Moscow continues to manipulate the Syria peace process to its military advantage