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Greed and Graft at U.N. Climate Program

Whistleblowers and experts allege corruption at a United Nations Development Program project for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, according to a Foreign Policy investigation.

Guatemala's Ixil people at burial of victims of Guatemala's 1982 civil war massacre, in the Quiche village of Nebaj on July 30, 2014.

Guatemala Declares War on History

Looking for help on immigration, the Trump administration is silent in the face of Guatemala’s effort to seal its dirty war archive.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales at a press conference with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in Guatemala City on Feb. 28, 2018. (Johan Ordoñez/AFP/Getty Images)

Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline

U.S. Republicans are weakening a U.N. anti-corruption investigation into President Jimmy Morales. What are they getting in exchange?

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gets on an elevator after speaking with the media at Trump Tower on Dec. 6. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images)

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business

After his financial disasters two decades ago, no U.S. bank would touch him. Then foreign money began flowing in.

Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharp were United Nations experts working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Family photos/Foreign Policy illustration)

Congolese Cover-Up

The U.N. concluded two of its investigators, an American and a Swede, were killed in a random ambush in Congo. But evidence suggests they may have walked into a government trap.

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The United States Used Depleted Uranium in Syria

The airstrikes on oil trucks in Islamic State-controlled areas employed the toxic material, which has been accused of causing cancer and birth defects.

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit. 

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The Corleones of the Caspian

How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.

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Unarmed Guards, Bogus Terror Drills, and 96 Tons of Plutonium

Three years after Fukushima, Japanese officials insist their nuclear facilities are safe. They're not.

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Gag Order

Why is the U.N. censoring its own Syria news?

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Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

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Scuttled at Sea

How maritime unions sunk America’s food aid reform.

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‘We Knew They Were Coming’

The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.

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Bad Medicine

India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.

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No Exit

The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.

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