United Nations

Terms of Engagement

Bashir's Choice

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.

James Traub |

Photo Essay

From Khartoum to Juba

Images of Sudan and its people on the eve of the country's division.

Tim McKulka |

Argument

Justice League

The case for calling off the Tomahawks and bringing Muammar al-Qaddafi to The Hague.

David Scheffer |

Argument

The Least Wanted Most Wanted Man

The inside story of how the United States and NATO let war criminal Ratko Mladic evade justice for 16 years -- and why it matters.

David Scheffer |

Argument

The Virtues of Folding

President Obama has a bad hand in the poker game of Middle East peace. But bluffing or raising the stakes won't improve it.

Aaron David Miller |

The Optimist

No Need for Speed

Save your money, United Nations -- the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead.

Charles Kenny |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD arrests two in plot against synagogue; U.S. finds bin Laden "diary"

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Myth of 9 Billion

Why ignoring family planning overseas was the worst foreign-policy mistake of the century.

Malcolm Potts |

Terms of Engagement

Freedom From Fear

Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.

James Traub |

Argument

Can the World Feed 10 Billion People?

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?

Raj Patel |

Document

What the World Got Wrong in Côte D'Ivoire

Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.

Thabo Mbeki |

Argument

A Bad Deal

Why Palestinian unity won’t lead to peace.

Dore Gold |

Argument

Back in the Saddle

How Libya helped NATO get its groove back.

James Joyner |

Argument

How Not to Declare a War

The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.

Scott Horton |

Photo Essay

Nightmare in Abidjan

With the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the standoff in the Ivory Coast may be finished, but the state of crisis is far from over.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Argument

Voted Out

As revolution sweeps the Middle East, how long can international institutions resist the tide of democracy?

David Bosco |

Argument

Massacre in Mazar

The murdered U.N. workers are the latest trauma for a city that's seen centuries of horrific killings.

Anna Badkhen |

Terms of Engagement

A Moral Adventure

Is Barack Obama as much of a foreign-policy realist as he thinks he is?

James Traub |

Argument

The Case for Intervention in the Ivory Coast

As Libya steals the spotlight, another crisis threatens the lives of countless thousands of civilians.

Corinne Dufka |

Dispatch

The Eye of the Storm

With the rebels in the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi, awaiting Muammar al-Qaddafi's next move.

Patrick Graham |

Document

The Qaddafi I Know

The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.

Yoweri Museveni |

Slide Show

Inside Free Benghazi

On the eve of international intervention in Libya, rebels have established a stronghold in the country's second-largest city.

Slide Show |

Micah Zenko

Does the World Belong in Libya's War?

Foreign Policy's crack team of international experts debate whether Washington, London, and Paris were right to step in.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

The LWOT

The LWOT: DOJ indicts Canadian in NY Subway plot; Lawmakers and lawyers spar over Gitmo

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Andrew Lebovich |

Deep Dive Briefing

Managing a Changing World

How the United States has become the largest minority stakeholder in the new global order.

Bruce Jones |

Argument

The Trouble With the BRICs

Why it's too soon to give Brazil and India permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council.

Jorge G. Castañeda |

Argument

Proceed With Caution

The perils of trusting the United Nations.

Tom Price |

Terms of Engagement

Stepping In

Libya doesn't meet any of the criteria for a humanitarian intervention. We should do it anyway.

James Traub |

Interview

When Women's Day Is a Thing of the Past

Talking to the head of U.N. Women about what a true post-feminist world would look like.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Terms of Engagement

Slash and Burn

Congressional Republicans are bent on all but eliminating the U.S. government's foreign aid budget. And Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be the only one who can stop them.

James Traub |