United Nations

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 |

Argument

An Ambiguous Anniversary in Cambodia

So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?

Karen J. Coates |

Argument

A Liberal Case for Drones

Why human rights advocates should stop worrying about the phantom fear of autonomy.

Joshua Foust |

Daniel Altman

If Poverty Ends, Then What?

Why aid organizations should focus on making rich people happy, not making poor people less hungry.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

The Art of Civil War

As the conflict rages in Syria, it's a bull market for antiquities dealers and thieves.

Fernande van Tets |

Interview

'The Law of Politics' According to Sergei Lavrov

An exclusive interview with Russia's top diplomat.

Susan B. Glasser |

Argument

The Millennium Development Goals Are Working

The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.

John Podesta |

Feature

Detroit’s Quixotic Bid to Host the United Nations

What if the U.N.'s headquarters had been on Lake St. Clair instead of the East River?

Charlene Mires |

Dispatch

One of These BRICS Is Not Like the Other

South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?

Roy Robins |

Argument

Kenya's Most Wanted

The United States must find a way to work with its East African ally, even if it's run by an accused perpetrator of crimes against humanity.

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Time Is Running Out on North Korea

Congress needs to make Pyongyang pay a price for its recklessness.

Sen. Robert Menendez |

Dispatch

Mad Money

Why foreign aid is at the heart of civil war in Congo.

Anjan Sundaram |

Rebuttal

Our Experience in Luvungi

International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.

Micah Williams |

Dispatch

Give Me Shelter

Syrians brave bombs and bullets to deliver aid to their war-torn country.

Justin Vela |

Argument

Stand with Rwanda

Now is no time to cut aid to Kigali.

Tony Blair |

Argument

Iran Can’t Agree to a Damn Thing

Let's face it: The Islamic Republic is just too dysfunctional to cut a nuclear deal.

Patrick Clawson |

Argument

The Incredible Shrinking United Nations

Can anyone stop Turtle Bay from fading into obscurity?

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Ending Extreme Poverty in Our Time?

President Obama wants to save the world. But can he, really? 

John Norris |