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Is the International Monetary Fund Still Relevant?

The world’s multilateral institutions were created nearly seven decades ago. They need rethinking.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies in the U.S. Senate in Washington on Sept. 24, 2020.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies in the U.S. Senate in Washington on Sept. 24, 2020.

Why This Global Economic Crisis Is Different

This is the first time since World War II that there may be no cooperative way out.

People help a young child in a pink coat cross a bridge.
People help a young child in a pink coat cross a bridge.

It’s Time to End the Age of Impunity

The first hundred days of war in Ukraine represented the worst of modern warfare.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot

In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.

A black and white image shows men and women seated around a U-shaped conference table.
A black and white image shows men and women seated around a U-shaped conference table.

Why the World Isn’t Really United Against Russia

Global institutions have long relegated much of the world to second-class status.

Biden stands at a podium with the presidential seal on it; behind him is a projected image of the 2021 G-20 logo.
Biden stands at a podium with the presidential seal on it; behind him is a projected image of the 2021 G-20 logo.

It’s Time to Expand the G-20

The United States should help the body finally live up to its promise.

A woman holds a placard reading “International Criminal Court in The Hague” above the portraits of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko during a demonstration in support of Ukraine in front of Russia’s embassy in Rome on Feb. 24.
A woman holds a placard reading “International Criminal Court in The Hague” above the portraits of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko during a demonstration in support of Ukraine in front of Russia’s embassy in Rome on Feb. 24.

Could Putin Actually Face Accountability at the ICC?

The International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into Ukraine. Here’s what you need to know.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia’s Actions Fuel Calls for U.N. to Rein in Security Council Veto Power

The U.N. Charter puts limits on the veto power permanent members enjoy. Now, some countries want that enforced.

Angela Merkel and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attend the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence’s opening.
Angela Merkel and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attend the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence’s opening.

The WHO’s New Pandemic Center Isn’t Ready for Action

For now, the health agency’s newest hub is mostly just for show.

A monitor displays a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A monitor displays a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Quad Should Speak Out Against Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine

It’s time for the Indo-Pacific democracies to address the crisis.

People enter the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 20, 2006.
People enter the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 20, 2006.

Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?

In Ivory Coast, the court’s blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa link hands as they pose in front of their countries' flags.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa link hands as they pose in front of their countries' flags.

Why BRICS Still Matters

BRICS may be a young institution, but it shouldn’t be underestimated.

People celebrate in the streets with members of Guinea's armed forces
People celebrate in the streets with members of Guinea's armed forces

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.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet removes her face mask before a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on Dec. 9, 2020.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet removes her face mask before a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on Dec. 9, 2020.

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.

U.S. President Joe Biden, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—Australia, India, and Japan—in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12.
U.S. President Joe Biden, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—Australia, India, and Japan—in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12.

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.

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, holds a press conference.
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, holds a press conference.
This photograph taken on Sept. 18, 2019, shows the entrance and logo of the French national cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, at ANSSI headquarters in Paris.
This photograph taken on Sept. 18, 2019, shows the entrance and logo of the French national cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, at ANSSI headquarters in Paris.

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.

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