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.
How to Avoid Getting Hauled Before The Hague
Yes, Palestine just became a member of the International Criminal Court. But Israel can still avoid global humiliation -- by subjecting itself to genuine self-scrutiny.
The AIIB Is a Threat to Global Economic Governance
The era of a U.S.-dominated global economic order is ending. But a fragmented governance system isn't the best replacement.
Governments Embrace Death Sentences in Fight Against Terrorism
A new report by rights group Amnesty International documents how some governments have stepped up the use of executions as part of their counterterrorism efforts.
Strong Swiss Franc Is Some Geneva-Based Aid Groups’ Latest Worry
The exchange rate swing means some organizations have less money to go around than they thought.
The Day the Obama Administration Holstered Its Gun
Is the president letting domestic politics come before international treaties restricting the arms trade? Or is it just good democracy to let everyone have a say?
Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund on her frustrations with Congress, how the IMF saved Ukraine, and why her institution is poised to be more relevant than ever.