United Nations

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 |


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 |


Predators for Peace

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

Jack C. Chow |


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 |


Ostriches and Automatic Weapons

My surreal afternoon with Charles Taylor. 

John Norris |

Behind the Numbers

The New, New World Order

Do Americans still hate the United Nations?

Scott Clement |


Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |


Saving Somalia

Turkey may just be able to fix this war-torn east African nation -- if it doesn't fall into the same traps of would-be saviors who came before it.

Laura Heaton |


What Sex Means for World Peace

The evidence is clear: The best predictor of a state's stability is how its women are treated.

Valerie M. Hudson |

In Box

Smart Sanctions: A Short History

How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.

Uri Friedman |

Slide Show

Mogadishu's Moment

The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.

Slide Show |


Odious Obligations

Russia and China may feel fine with making bad moral decisions when it comes to Syria, but even they don’t like to make bad economic decisions. Can preemptive sanctions turn up the heat on Assad?

Charles Kenny |


The Road to Hell Is Paved with Viral Videos

For all its goodwill, Invisible Children's Kony 2012 film is dangerous propaganda, pure and simple. It's not a call to make a notorious celebrity out of Joseph Kony -- it's a call to war.

David Rieff |


The Parchin Trap

Don't count on the IAEA uncovering a smoking gun at Iran's military complex.

Mark Fitzpatrick |

David Rothkopf

The Iceman Leadeth

The cool diplomacy of Barack Obama.

David Rothkopf |


The Islamic World's Quiet Revolution

Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change -- but this time it's all about demographics.

Nicholas Eberstadt |

Terms of Engagement

Will the Good BRICS Please Stand Up?

You can call them respectable democracies, but India, Brazil, and South Africa will be judged by how they act abroad. And on the Syria question, it's been shameful.

James Traub |

Slide Show

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.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Home Away From Homs

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

Slide Show |


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 |