Why Mahmoud Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid is great for Israel -- and the United States.
Once again, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has descended into chaos.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
The lowdown on America's maybe-next secretary of state.
Barack Obama was right to defend Susan Rice from the GOP attacks. She's got the chops to be secretary of state.
Not only does the United States deserve a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it’s leading the charge.
While Barack Obama was off fighting to keep his job, Hillary Clinton was busy in New York doing it.
The U.N. General Assembly is providing a real-time seminar on failed leadership.
Susan Rice calls the plays for Barack Obama at the United Nations. Could she lead his foreign-policy team next? Should she?
Long a target for "reform," the United Nations has taken heat for a bloated bureaucracy and gridlocked Security Council. FP surveyed top experts about what role it should play in today's ever-more-tangled global conflicts, with Madeleine Albright guiding us through the results.
A battle is brewing, but the black helicopters are not about to invade.
The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.
After a week of wanton destruction, is the legendary city of Timbuktu finally coming to an end?
To end Iran's nuclear program, it's time for America to step up its economic warfare.
The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?
A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.
It just depends on whose plan you're talking about.
The Arab-Israeli peace process has never been more irrelevant to developments in the Middle East.
A look at the Third World troops who fight the U.N.'s wars.
Or, in praise of small victories.
It’s time for the world to stop hiding behind Kofi Annan's skirts. We gave diplomacy a chance in Syria; now we must accept that diplomacy has failed.
Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.
If the international community doesn't help Libya build a democratic society now, it'll have no one but itself to blame for the consequences of failure.