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.
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.
Even if the United Nations grants Palestine statehood this September, it's far from looking -- or acting -- like a real, functioning state.
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?
Does success in Libya prove that the "responsibility to protect" works, or has it opened a Pandora's box of shaky precedent?
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?
What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.
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.
A majority of the world's countries are gearing up to recognize a Palestinian state in September. But does Palestine really qualify?
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.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?
Why isn't the U.N. tribunal to prosecute genocidal Khmer Rouge war criminals going after more bad guys?
Thirty-two years after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia finally confronts its horrific past.
The brutal means that the Sudanese president has used to keep his country together have instead blown it apart in the most chaotic way possible.
Images of Sudan and its people on the eve of the country's division.
The case for calling off the Tomahawks and bringing Muammar al-Qaddafi to The Hague.
The inside story of how the United States and NATO let war criminal Ratko Mladic evade justice for 16 years -- and why it matters.
President Obama has a bad hand in the poker game of Middle East peace. But bluffing or raising the stakes won't improve it.
Save your money, United Nations -- the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead.
Foreign Policy and the New America Foundation bring you a twice weekly brief on the legal war on terror. You can read it on foreignpolicy.com or get it delivered directly to your inbox -- just sign up here.
Why ignoring family planning overseas was the worst foreign-policy mistake of the century.
Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.
With an exploding global population -- and Africa's numbers set to triple -- the world's experts are falling over themselves arguing how to feed the masses. Why do they have it so wrong?
Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.
The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.
With the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the standoff in the Ivory Coast may be finished, but the state of crisis is far from over.
As revolution sweeps the Middle East, how long can international institutions resist the tide of democracy?