United Nations

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In the Name of the Lord

While controversy rages around the #StopKony campaign, a look at the progression of the Lord's Resistance Army from a Ugandan rebel force to a regional terror group.

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Home Away From Homs

Syrians fleeing the violence have been left stranded in the no-man's land of refugee camps.

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Let North Korea Keep Its Nukes

It's the only solution that has any hope of success.

Andrei Lankov |


The Fall of Homs

The rebels may have retreated, but the revolution goes on.

Michael Weiss |

David Rothkopf

Brazil's New Swagger

South America's emerging superpower is coming into its own. But with great power comes great responsibility.

David Rothkopf |


Winning Ugly in Venezuela

How Hugo Chávez is painting his opponent as a gay, Zionist Nazi out to destroy the country. 

Peter Wilson |

The Optimist

The Trojan Paradox

If religious conservatives want to put a stop to abortions, there's no better tool than making contraception a lot more available. And there's a world of good it'll do.

Charles Kenny |


Obiang's Booby Prize

In France, UNESCO may finally reject the African dictator's vanity prize; in the United States, his high-spending son fights to keep feds from seizing a Malibu mansion.

Ken Silverstein |

Behind the Numbers

Don't Count on a Syria Intervention

In the end, Americans just aren't interested in getting involved in promoting democracy overseas.

Scott Clement |


The League of Extraordinarily Bureaucratic Gentlemen

Can DC Comic’s new comic book series make the U.N. look cool -- or at least effective?

Colum Lynch |

The List

Internationally Supercharged

The U.N. has a long history of comic heroes and villians.

Kedar Pavgi |


The World According to Ron Paul

Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.

Michael A. Cohen |


The LWOT: U.N. tightens sanctions on Eritrea

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Jennifer Rowland |

The Optimist

A Friend in Need

Can disaster aid actually win hearts and minds?

Charles Kenny |


Up in Smoke

Did the idea of a legal war die along with Muammar al-Qaddafi?

Scott Horton |


Did Qaddafi's End Justify the Means?

How Libya changed the face of humanitarian intervention -- an FP roundtable.

Charles Homans |

Briefing Book

Follow the Money

A simple reform created for stopping terrorist financiers could dramatically strengthen international sanctions, and cut off the flow of funds to some of the world’s worst regimes.

Stuart Levey |


Where Do We Go from Here?

Five things that Palestine could do to push forward the quest for statehood.

Hussein Ibish |

The List

When They Were Kings

The United Nations has long been a playground for bad boy dictators. But there are a few notables who won't be making the trek to New York for the festivities and powwows this week.

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

Punitive Measures

The coming Palestinian statehood push at the United Nations is a train wreck. But with the U.S. Congress promising punishment for this effrontery, it's not just Palestinians who will come away grievously injured.

James Traub |


Humpty Dumpty Palestine

Even if the United Nations grants Palestine statehood this September, it's far from looking -- or acting -- like a real, functioning state.

Aaron David Miller |


Train Wreck in Turtle Bay

Palestinian leaders are headed for a dangerous confrontation at the U.N. that will only leave everyone worse off. Can anyone stop this runaway train?

Ziad J. Asali |


Humanitarian Inquisition

Does success in Libya prove that the "responsibility to protect" works, or has it opened a Pandora's box of shaky precedent?

David Bosco |


The Cowboy Abroad

We know plenty about what Rick Perry, the GOP's newest presidential front-runner, thinks of America. But what about the rest of the world?

Erica Grieder |

The List

Two Plus Two Equals Five

What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.

Philip Walker |


The Black Hawk Down Effect

We all know what went wrong the last time the international community tried to end a crisis in Somalia. But we've forgotten what went right.

John L. Hirsch |


The Palestinians' Imaginary State

A majority of the world's countries are gearing up to recognize a Palestinian state in September. But does Palestine really qualify?

Steven J. Rosen |


Interview: Rajiv Shah

The USAID administrator on the epic food crisis in the Horn of Africa, dealing with al Shabab, and why Somalia's famine is going to get worse before it gets better.

Robert Zeliger |

The Optimist

Famine Is a Crime

Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?

Charles Kenny |


Cambodia's Kangaroo Court

Why isn't the U.N. tribunal to prosecute genocidal Khmer Rouge war criminals going after more bad guys?

Mike Eckel |