The WHO’s New Pandemic Center Isn’t Ready for Action
For now, the health agency’s newest hub is mostly just for show.
The Quad Should Speak Out Against Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine
It’s time for the Indo-Pacific democracies to address the crisis.
Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?
In Ivory Coast, the court’s blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.
Denounce Guinea’s Coup—and Incumbent Leaders’ Abuses of Power
Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups.
Biden Needs an International Organizations Strategy
A U.S. State Department czar should lead a campaign to stop China and Russia from gaining control of multilateral agencies.
The Quad Is a Delusion
The new grouping won’t give the United States any more leverage over China than it already has—and it might raise tensions in the region higher than ever.
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.