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.
The U.N. Uncovers Dozens of Mass Graves in Central Congo
Turmoil and violence threaten Joseph Kabila’s grip on power.
Saving the World, One Meaningless Buzzword at a Time
How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble.
Is the International Criminal Court Crumbling Before Our Eyes?
With three African countries giving notice that they intend to abandon the ICC, a coordinated exodus might soon be coming.
Inside the Syrian Dust Bowl
The Assad family’s favorite international development organization tried to turn Syria into an agricultural powerhouse. Its failure sparked a civil war.
The Hunt for the Last Chilean Sea Bass Poachers
They were the few ships left of what was once one of the most lucrative illegal fishing operations in history. An inside look at the high seas chases that may have brought them down for good.
4 Trillion Reasons China’s Currency Isn’t Ready for Prime Time
China isn’t ready to supply the rest of the world with RMB. So why does it matter if the currency gets the IMF's stamp of approval?
The Ebola Review, Part II
Germany's Angela Merkel is leading the G-7 charge to seriously reform the World Health Organization. But will her campaign actually lead to lasting change?
The Ebola Review, Part I
The G-7 is gathering to tackle the world’s biggest problems. It’s starting with Ebola -- and what the World Health Organization did wrong.
Should International Groups Be Monitoring Sudan’s Elections?
You can’t assess an election’s integrity without choosing to monitor it, but the decision to do so can be seen as conferring undue legitimacy on an unfair vote.