China Launches Counterattack Against U.S. Effort to Restore Taiwan’s Status at WHO
Beijing insists the World Health Organization should act according to “the one-China principle.”
WHO Warns of Pandemic’s ‘Catastrophic Impact’ on Syria
But Russia blocks the reopening of a critical border crossing for humanitarian aid.
Yemen: The Perfect Target for COVID-19
A new report says the Middle East’s poorest country is uniquely vulnerable, as it records its first case of the coronavirus.
U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely
Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.
China Goes on Diplomatic Offensive Over Coronavirus Response
Beijing seeks to deflect criticism that its carelessness caused a global crisis.
A Grunt’s View of U.N. Leadership
An internal U.N. survey shows that the bosses think they are doing a better job than their employees do.
Why Does the White House Object to a ‘Sovereign’ Palestinian State?
The United States seeks to rewrite the history of international peace efforts in the Middle East.
U.N. Faults Iraq for Islamic State Prosecutions
Report cites “serious concerns that basic fair trial standards were not respected.”
Anatomy of an Accidental Shootdown
Three decades ago, a perfect storm of miscommunication, miscalculation, and human error in the heat of battle caused the United States to make a mistake similar to the one Iran just did.
U.N. Questions Evidence Against Iran Over Missiles
Report says it is not clear that Tehran orchestrated an attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Russia Proposes Moving U.N. Meetings to Europe
Protesting U.S. visa delays for United Nations-based Russian diplomats, Moscow says some U.N. meetings should be held in Geneva or Vienna.
Europeans Ramp up Pressure on Iran
Britain, France, and Germany say Iran’s ballistic missile program is inconsistent with the nuclear deal and improves its capacity to deliver nuclear payload. Tehran counters that Europeans have failed to meet obligations under the pact.
South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008
Seoul may be trying to preserve its fading diplomatic outreach to Pyongyang.
Diplomats’ Warnings Over Mass Deportations Ignored by Trump Administration
A memo details the Trump administration’s efforts to end waivers for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Central American nationals and send them home.
Turkey Has Long Had Nuclear Dreams
Ankara has been contemplating developing nuclear weapons since the 1960s.
After Three Years of Trump, Iranians Believe America Is a ‘Dangerous Country’
A poll finds that most Iranians believe better ballistic missiles and military supremacy in the Middle East will make their country safer.
On the Wagon: U.N. Cuts Back on Liquor, Interpreters, and Water Pitchers
Secretary-General António Guterres lays down the law in a new memo dealing with the cash crisis.
How Race Hampered the Investigation Into Dag Hammarskjold’s Death
Testimony of African eyewitnesses to the U.N. secretary-general’s death was dismissed because of their lack of education and perceived susceptibility to political manipulation.
How the U.S. Found Out About Russia’s First Nuclear Test 70 Years Ago
A newly published report shows it took the Truman administration nearly two weeks to confirm the news.
Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call
An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency.
Did the U.S. Even Have the Authority to Bar Iranian Leaders From U.N. Summit?
The United Nations has long disputed that Washington has a right to block people from the New York headquarters—going back to Yasser Arafat in 1988.