International Organizations

Case Studies

Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo

In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.

Morgan Greene |

Argument

Blood Law

Does it matter that the Red Cross now says Syria is technically in a state of "civil war"?

David Rieff |

Christian Caryl

Talking a Great Game

So far, Washington's pivot to Asia has included a lot of work on security and trade. Democracy, not so much.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Moscow's Marines Head for Syria

The Russians have dispatched a naval task force to Syria. As if the place wasn't enough of a mess already.

Mark Katz |

Argument

Dereliction of Duty

A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Argument

Latin America's Paraguayan Hangover

Some Latin American leaders have peculiar ideas about what constitutes an assault on democratic principles.

Mac Margolis |

Argument

The Court of Last Resort

Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?

Richard Dicker |

Argument

Battle Rial

To end Iran's nuclear program, it's time for America to step up its economic warfare.

Mark Dubowitz |

Argument

If at First You Don't Succeed…

The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

The Exclusion Zone

G-20 leaders are out of ideas and out of touch. No wonder their citizens are so angry.

Michael J. Casey |

The List

The Dictator Hunter's Wanted List

9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.

Reed Brody |

Argument

Egypt's Subsidy Blues

When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.

Peter Passell |

Argument

No More Half Measures

A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.

Daniel Byman |

Christian Caryl

The Devil They Know

Why the West shouldn't expect Russia's policy on Syria to change anytime soon.

Christian Caryl |

The List

Will India Ever Really Be America's Partner?

Ten big things Washington is still waiting on from New Delhi.

Christopher Clary |

Slide Show

Where Have All the Blue Helmets Gone?

A look at the Third World troops who fight the U.N.'s wars.

Colum Lynch |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

An  ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.

Slide Show |

Argument

Syria Is Not a Problem from Hell

But if we don't act quickly, it will be.

Anne-Marie Slaughter |

Briefing Book

Are We Focusing on the Wrong Nuclear Threat?

Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.

Victor Asal and Bryan Early |

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Dereliction of Duty

Despite the rhetoric, the NATO summit offers no concrete plan to protect Afghan rights.

Kenneth Roth |

Argument

Europe's Big Fat Greek Heart Attack

A diet can't save them now. Time to get that defibrillator ready.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

Status Update

With the stroke of a pen, a new bill in Congress could slash the number of Palestinian refugees -- and open a world of controversy.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

Promise Keepers

It's time for the leaders of the G-8 nations to live up to their commitment to help the world's poor help themselves.

Raymond C. Offenheiser |

Argument

Lost at Sea

Can the Obama administration succeed where its predecessors failed on the Law of the Sea treaty?

James Kraska |

Argument

Portrait of The Hague as a Young Court

As Ratko Mladic goes on trial for war crimes at The Hague today, graphic artist Joe Sacco takes us back to the international tribunal's early days.

Joe Sacco |

Argument

The Global Middle Class Is Bigger Than We Thought

A new way of measuring prosperity has enormous implications for geopolitics and economics.

Shimelse Ali |