Morning multilateralism, May 18

UN observer chief in Syria says only a commitment to dialogue can end the violence. On eve of G8 summit, German finance minister Wolfgang Shauble predicts two more years of market turbulence. Are IAEA negotiations with Iran making headway? UN Security Council wants Sudanese troops out of disputed town; plus, African Union mediator arrives in ...

By , a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

UN observer chief in Syria says only a commitment to dialogue can end the violence.

UN observer chief in Syria says only a commitment to dialogue can end the violence.

On eve of G8 summit, German finance minister Wolfgang Shauble predicts two more years of market turbulence.

Are IAEA negotiations with Iran making headway?

UN Security Council wants Sudanese troops out of disputed town; plus, African Union mediator arrives in Sudan.

Ban Ki-moon disappointed with Rio+20 negotiations, wants  young people to "make some noise."

Puzzling many, Ukraine plays the spoiler at the World Trade Organization.

NATO redefines success in Afghanistan. Plus, has Germany become an unreliable NATO member?

Chinese official calls on Shanghai Cooperation Organization members to coordinate macroeconomic policy.

UN human rights experts headed to Libya to examine use of mercenaries during conflict.

David Bosco is a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World’s Oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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