2022 Is the Year for a Space Summit
A disturbing Russian weapons test is yet more proof that new rules are needed.
U.N.’s Guterres Has a Plan to Reboot Multilateralism
The newly reelected secretary-general wants the world to work together to battle pandemics, inequality, and climate change.
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 World Must Regulate Tech Before It’s Too Late
We urgently need a global ethical consensus on how far technological advances can go.
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.
Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return
If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country’s foreign-policy goals.
America’s Pullback Must Continue No Matter Who Is President
For all the talk of a new administration boldly reengaging with the world after four years of “America first,” Trump’s strategic retrenchment can only be the start.
‘America First’ vs. ‘The People’s Vaccine’
The rise of “vaccine nationalism” threatens to leave poor countries out in the cold.
Can Cities Fix a Post-Pandemic World Order?
The global multilateral system has failed to rise to the coronavirus challenge. It is time to let local leaders step in.
Trump’s Globalism Is a Caricature of Multilateralism
When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.
Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations
A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.
Trump’s U.N. Envoy Post Is Up for Grabs Again
Heather Nauert’s withdrawal has opened doors to a new cast of diplomatic aspirants seeking to fill Nikki Haley’s shoes.
Another Trump Loyalist Joins the National Security Council
Elizabeth Erin Walsh will oversee America’s troubled relations with the United Nations.
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.
On the U.N. Human Rights Council, Quitters Are Losers
The United States should stay and fight, not cut and run.
The West Will Have to Go It Alone, Without the United States
Rather than affirming his commitment to Western values and institutions during his recent trip to Europe, President Donald Trump did the opposite, breaking with and alienating America’s closest democratic allies.
Has President Trump Learned to Love the United Nations?
Donald Trump came into office decrying the U.N. and NATO, two organizations he now can't seem to live with out.
Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia
The president needs to learn of the benefits and necessity of multilateralism.
Trump’s Pox Americana
The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.