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.
The West isn't declining. Here are four world powers enjoying an astonishing renaissance.
Can the Obama administration succeed where its predecessors failed on the Law of the Sea treaty?
Bashar al-Assad's enemies and allies are battling it out in the flashpoint city of Tripoli.
China now finds itself on the side of peace in a brewing border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. But is it really committed to stopping its old buddy, Bashir?
A conversation between Ian Bremmer and David Rothkopf.
The conviction of Charles Taylor is welcome news. But don’t be fooled: The international criminal justice system is in deep trouble.