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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Peace Is the Best Investment
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.
Federal Watchdogs Target Bullying, Retaliation at State Department
Mari Stull, a wine blogger-turned-Trump appointee, is the subject of two investigations into allegations of reprisals and bullying at the State Department.
Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State
Mari Stull’s arrival at the State Department’s International Organization Bureau is triggering an exodus of top career staffers.
Turkey’s War on Dissent Goes Global
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is abusing international law enforcement institutions to target its critics.
It’s Time for the United States to Grade the U.N. and Other International Organizations
An American assessment regimen would propel international organizations to better serve their own missions — and to incorporate U.S. interests.
NATO Frantically Tries to Trump-Proof President’s First Visit
A ‘freaked-out’ NATO braces for Donald Trump’s first meeting of the transatlantic alliance.