Biden Plans to Repeal Trump-Era Sanctions on ICC
Human rights advocates say the move is long overdue.
The World Needs a Cyber-WHO to Counter Viruses in Cyberspace
A global body has helped poorer nations counter COVID-19, but less technologically advanced countries need a similar institution to protect against the coming plague of cyberattacks.
How Trump’s Assault on International Organizations Benefits Beijing
The United States was already fighting with China for influence at global organizations, but the pandemic made everything worse.
Trump’s Pick to Run Latin America’s Development Bank Is the Last Thing It Needed
Foisting a divisive, first-ever U.S. president on the Inter-American Development Bank will likely hinder—not help—the bank’s quest to raise cash during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump Cuts U.S. Ties With World Health Organization Amid Pandemic
Democrats and NGOs slammed the White House decision, saying the U.S. president was ceding influence to China and further undercutting the coronavirus response.
Trump Loyalist Appointed to Oversee Relations With U.N., World Health Organization
The appointment of White House aide Sean Doocey could douse hopes of change for a battered and bruised State Department bureau.
South Sudan’s Proposed Unity Government Is Still Divided
Another delay won’t help achieve lasting peace. What the world’s youngest country needs is an exit strategy for its old-guard leaders.
Outfoxed and Outgunned: How China Routed the U.S. in a U.N. Agency
The race for the top job at an obscure U.N. agency tested great-power influence on the world stage—and Beijing coasted into a victory over Washington.
U.N. Summit Opens With Dire Warnings on Climate Change
The U.N. General Assembly begins today with a major climate summit. Over 100 world leaders will attend, but there’s one glaring absence.
The World Comes to the U.N.—but the U.S. Is Largely Missing
Trump to skip climate summit to focus on his Christian base.
Senior Officials Concede Loss of U.S. Clout as Trump Prepares For U.N. Summit
State Department meeting highlights internal alarm at China’s growing influence in international organizations.
State Department Failed to Shield Its Diplomats From Political Reprisals, Officials Concede
But the department’s top leaders say they can’t sack the Trump appointee at the center of scandal.
Dems Grill Trump’s U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences
Kelly Knight Craft spent about half her tenure as ambassador outside Canada, data shows. She says much of it was work travel.
Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.
U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality
This time it’s a G-7 joint statement ahead of a meeting of national leaders in August.
The World Bank Needs to Join the 21st Century
The next president of the world’s largest development organization needs to chart a new direction for a new era.
Pompeo’s Speech in Brussels Was Tone-Deaf and Arrogant
No one but autocrats wants to buy what he has to sell.
Nikki Haley’s Successor Probably Won’t Have Her Impact
The Washington power vacuum that worked in the U.N. ambassador’s favor is mostly resolved.
Nikki Haley Stuns Washington by Announcing Resignation From U.N. Post
President Trump’s United Nations ambassador dismisses speculation that she intends to challenge him in 2020.