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Profile

Sherman's March

Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.

Yochi Dreazen |

Jeffrey Lewis

Poison Control

Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Investigation

'We Knew They Were Coming'

The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.

Colum Lynch |

The List

Found: Bibi's Missing Cartoon Posters on Iran's Nuclear Threat

Imagining a presentation full of Benjamin Netanyahu's strangest metaphors for the menace posed by Tehran.

Ty McCormick |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The World Hasn't Tackled Syria's Real WMD Nightmare

Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.

Leonard A. Cole |

Marc Lynch

A Partial Syria Reset

Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

License to Kill

The U.N. Security Council resolution Washington and Moscow are about to agree on all but ensures more Syrians will die.

Oubai Shahbandar |

Argument

Take Them Off the Leash

Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.

Joel Simon |

Report

Forget the Handshake

Here's what the United States really wants from Iran.

Yochi Dreazen |

Jeffrey Lewis

Armageddon 2

The supremely bad U.S.-Russian plan to nuke asteroids.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Persona Non Grata

The United States should arrest Sudan's genocidal president in New York.

John Prendergast |

Dispatch

Mali 2.0

The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.

Peter Tinti |

Profile

Samantha Power's Problem from Hell

Can a humanitarian firebrand help forge a deal with Syria's dictator?

Colum Lynch |

The Pulse

Wane, Wax, Whatever

Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Feature

The Scientist Under Syria's Microscope

Meet the neurobiologist-turned-weapons inspector who could stop -- or start -- a wider war.

David Kenner |

Christian Caryl

Zintan Versus the World

Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Soldier of Misfortune

David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?

Colum Lynch |

Argument

A Terrorist by Any Other Name

The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Bridging the Gender Gap

How big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.

Melinda Gates |

Report

How Michael Jackson's Rabbi Made Samantha Power Kosher

America's next U.N. ambassador was once under fire from Jewish groups. Then she met Shmuley.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

Getting to 'Yes' With Iran

A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.

Robert Einhorn |

Investigation

The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

From bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions.

Colum Lynch |

Rational Security

Could Killer Robots Bring World Peace?

We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law -- and it could be good for humanity.

John Arquilla |

Case Studies

Liberia Leans In

In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

The World in 2030

The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.

John Norris |

Argument

The Price of Peace

How much is a U.N. blue helmet actually worth?

David Bosco |

Argument

Development Shouldn't Give Democracy the Cold Shoulder

Why it’s time to include democracy in global development goals.

Vidar Helgesen |