A diplomatic spat over Iran’s ambassador to the United States has Washington and Tehran at odds again.
The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.
For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.
The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Chadian peacekeepers may be leaving the Central African Republic, but will the war-torn country ever really be free of its meddling northern neighbor?
A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.
How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.
Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.
After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.
Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?
While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record.
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
While Putin basks in the Olympic glow, Russia obstinately blocks aid to Syrian civilians in desperate need.
Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.
'The question is not whether this conference will fail but how it will fail.'
The latest threat to international peacekeeping is political warfare in Washington.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.
Why is Uzbekistan's pop star princess suddenly airing the dictatorship’s dirty laundry?
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.