United Nations

Dispatch

Breakfast with Ahmadinejad

Iran's president meets the press.

Susan B. Glasser |

Argument

Hijacked

How the U.N. saved the Somali pirates from the brink of extinction.

Robert Young Pelton |

Argument

Report Card

Can the International Atomic Energy Agency stop a war with Iran?

Mark Hibbs |

Profile

The Point Guard

Susan Rice calls the plays for Barack Obama at the United Nations. Could she lead his foreign-policy team next? Should she?

James Traub |

Argument

Who Broke the U.N.?

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.

Madeleine K. Albright |

Argument

The United Nations and the Internet: <br>It's Complicated

A battle is brewing, but the black helicopters are not about to invade.

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Argument

Burma's Lost Boys

The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.

Patrick Bodenham |

Argument

Lost City

After a week of wanton destruction, is the legendary city of Timbuktu finally coming to an end?

Peter Chilson |

Argument

Battle Rial

To end Iran's nuclear program, it's time for America to step up its economic warfare.

Mark Dubowitz |

Argument

If at First You Don't Succeed…

The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

No More Half Measures

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.

Daniel Byman |

Reality Check

Everything in Syria Is Going to Plan

It just depends on whose plan you're talking about.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Processing Delay

The Arab-Israeli peace process has never been more irrelevant to developments in the Middle East.

Elliott Abrams |

Slide Show

Where Have All the Blue Helmets Gone?

A look at the Third World troops who fight the U.N.'s wars.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

White Whale

Why the black helicopter crowd goes crazy over the Law of the Sea Treaty.

David Weigel |

Terms of Engagement

Enough Talking, Kofi

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.

James Traub |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Why Libya Matters

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.

Giulio Terzi |

Argument

The Goldilocks Arsenal

How many nukes is the "just right" amount?

J. Peter Scoblic |

Argument

Meet the GUTS

The West isn't declining. Here are four world powers enjoying an astonishing renaissance.

Bruce Jones and Thomas Wright |

Argument

Lost at Sea

Can the Obama administration succeed where its predecessors failed on the Law of the Sea treaty?

James Kraska |

Argument

Lebanon's Little Syria

Bashar al-Assad's enemies and allies are battling it out in the flashpoint city of Tripoli.

Emile Hokayem |

Argument

The Silence in Sudan

Why did the United Nations stop reporting atrocities in Darfur?

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

The Accidental Peacemaker

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?

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

The New Math of Geopolitics: Does It All Add Up to G-Zero?

A conversation between Ian Bremmer and David Rothkopf.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Congratulations and Condolences

The conviction of Charles Taylor is welcome news. But don’t be fooled: The international criminal justice system is in deep trouble.

Christopher Stephen |

Argument

Predators for Peace

Drones have revolutionized war. Why not let them deliver aid?

Jack C. Chow |

Argument

Tarred and Feathered

Vice President Joe Biden's confident speech today painted Mitt Romney as both George W. Bush and Michael Dukakis when it comes to foreign policy.

Michael A. Cohen |