International Organizations


Humpty Dumpty Palestine

Even if the United Nations grants Palestine statehood this September, it's far from looking -- or acting -- like a real, functioning state.

Aaron David Miller |


Train Wreck in Turtle Bay

Palestinian leaders are headed for a dangerous confrontation at the U.N. that will only leave everyone worse off. Can anyone stop this runaway train?

Ziad J. Asali |

Deep Dive

The Icarus Zone

Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?

David Marsh |

Deep Dive

An Exorbitant Burden

Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.

Michael Pettis |

Deep Dive

The Buck Stays Here

Why the dollar isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Deep Dive

Dreaming of SDRs

Why the IMF's long dreamed-of Special Drawing Rights will always be the currency of the future.

David Bosco |

Deep Dive

The Multilateral Vacuum

If Washington can't get the Chinese to revalue their currency, can international institutions be of any help?

Phil Levy |


Humanitarian Inquisition

Does success in Libya prove that the "responsibility to protect" works, or has it opened a Pandora's box of shaky precedent?

David Bosco |


Don't Call It a Comeback

Four reasons why Libya doesn't equal success for NATO.

Kurt Volker |


Come Together

Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?

David Bosco |


The Black Hawk Down Effect

We all know what went wrong the last time the international community tried to end a crisis in Somalia. But we've forgotten what went right.

John L. Hirsch |


The Post-Fukushima Arms Race?

The ironic consequence of Japan's disaster might be a more dangerous global nuclear landscape.

Henry Sokolski |

The Optimist

Famine Is a Crime

Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?

Charles Kenny |


A Continent, Sinking

Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?

Steven Erlanger |


Cambodia's Kangaroo Court

Why isn't the U.N. tribunal to prosecute genocidal Khmer Rouge war criminals going after more bad guys?

Mike Eckel |

Terms of Engagement

A Just War, and an Unfinished One

Recognizing Libya's rebels was the right move by the United States and its allies -- but it's not the only one they have to make.

James Traub |

Terms of Engagement

Bashir's Choice

The brutal means that the Sudanese president has used to keep his country together have instead blown it apart in the most chaotic way possible.

James Traub |


For the Love of Money

From whiskey to nuclear secrets, North Korea plays a remarkably entrepreneurial role in international affairs for a Communist regime.

Simon Henderson |


Justice League

The case for calling off the Tomahawks and bringing Muammar al-Qaddafi to The Hague.

David Scheffer |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Moral Hazard at NATO

Europe may not be able to rely on America's free security guarantee forever.

Robert Haddick |

Terms of Engagement

Warsaw on the Nile

How do you get the new Arab democracies' economies in order? Look to Eastern Europe.

James Traub |


Swimming Upstream

Meet Christine Lagarde, Europe's consensus choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as chief of the IMF.

Eric Pape |


No Safe Haven?

The long saga that led to Ratko Mladic's arrest shows that international pressure does work. It just takes time.

Kenneth Roth |


Immoral Hazard

There's no way the Europeans should get to pick one of their own as the new IMF chief.

Paul Blustein |

The List

Who’s in the Running to Run the IMF?

A look at the race to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Joshua E. Keating |


Sarkozy's Favorite Sex Scandal

The political suicide of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is great news for France's embattled and unpopular president.

Eric Pape |


Mad Dog in The Hague?

It might seem quixotic for the International Criminal Court to indict Libya's unrepentant leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi. But the call for justice can have a pragmatic effect too.

James A. Goldston |


What the World Got Wrong in Côte D'Ivoire

Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.

Thabo Mbeki |

Deep Dive Briefing

The Future of Trade

The Deep Dive briefing on the World Trade Organization and why it matters.

Joshua Meltzer |