Even if the United Nations grants Palestine statehood this September, it's far from looking -- or acting -- like a real, functioning state.
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?
Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?
Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.
Why the IMF's long dreamed-of Special Drawing Rights will always be the currency of the future.
If Washington can't get the Chinese to revalue their currency, can international institutions be of any help?
Does success in Libya prove that the "responsibility to protect" works, or has it opened a Pandora's box of shaky precedent?
Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?
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.
The ironic consequence of Japan's disaster might be a more dangerous global nuclear landscape.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?
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?
Why isn't the U.N. tribunal to prosecute genocidal Khmer Rouge war criminals going after more bad guys?
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.
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.
From whiskey to nuclear secrets, North Korea plays a remarkably entrepreneurial role in international affairs for a Communist regime.
The case for calling off the Tomahawks and bringing Muammar al-Qaddafi to The Hague.
Europe may not be able to rely on America's free security guarantee forever.
How do you get the new Arab democracies' economies in order? Look to Eastern Europe.
Meet Christine Lagarde, Europe's consensus choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as chief of the IMF.
The long saga that led to Ratko Mladic's arrest shows that international pressure does work. It just takes time.
There's no way the Europeans should get to pick one of their own as the new IMF chief.
The political suicide of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is great news for France's embattled and unpopular president.
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.
Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.