United Nations

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 |


Voted Out

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

David Bosco |


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 |


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 |


The Eye of the Storm

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

Patrick Graham |


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

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.

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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |

Terms of Engagement

The Rest of the Story

Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers have been a PR disaster for the Palestinian Authority. But it's Israel's American supporters who really need to read them.

James Traub |


Can the Nuclear Talks With Iran Be Saved?

Perhaps not, but here's a proposal worth trying.

Olli Heinonen |

The Optimist

After the Break Up

Sudan has 99 problems, but secession isn't one.

Charles Kenny |


Case Closed

Lebanon's Christian community has lost faith in the court established to prosecute the killers of the country's former premier. That's good news for Hezbollah, and bad news for the United States and its allies.

David Pollock |

Terms of Engagement

Africa's Hour

Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to give up power isn't just a crisis for the Ivory Coast -- it's a moment of truth for the whole continent.

James Traub |


Obama's Other War

Can Barack Obama really defeat Central Africa's worst guerrilla warlord?

Joe Bavier |


Le President, C'est Moi

Ivory Coast's president is making a desperate stand to keep his job -- but will his move just mean more misery for a country that's already seen enough?

John James |

Terms of Engagement

Two States, No Solutions

Barack Obama says the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is a threat to the United States' national security. But is he acting like it is?

James Traub |

The List

Fool's Gold

China's Confucius Peace Prize isn't the only bogus award out there. An FP list of the world's most laughable humanitarian honors.

Mohammad Sagha |


A Palestinian State Means War

Why Abbas shouldn't go unilateral.

Jonathan Schanzer |


Is the WHO Becoming Irrelevant?

Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.

Jack C. Chow |

Terms of Engagement

The Land of No Good Options

The WikiLeaks cables show a U.S. diplomatic corps adept at diagnosing the big problems of American foreign policy -- and a country hopeless at solving them.

James Traub |


Bringing Back Rule of Law

Louise Arbour, CEO of the International Crisis Group and Global Thinker No. 71, spoke with Foreign Policy's Susan Glasser about WikiLeaks and the future of international human rights law. Excerpts:

Susan Glasser |