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Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in addresses the U.N. General Assembly.

Stalled North Korea Talks Show UNGA’s Limits

World leaders have little to celebrate on the 30th anniversary of South Korea and North Korea joining the United Nations.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference.

NATO Chief on Afghan Legacy: ‘Have To Ask Some Difficult Questions’

Jens Stoltenberg weighs in on AUKUS, Zapad, and the fate of Afghanistan after 20 years of bitter toil.

United Nations headquarters

NGOs Frozen Out of U.N. Building

Civil society representatives are blocked over COVID-19 concerns, even as foreign diplomats and journalists pass freely through the headquarters.

Biden and Macron at NATO in Brussels

Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France

Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to press at the United Nations.

‘Minister Nyet’ Returns to His U.N. Stomping Grounds

Sergey Lavrov has honed the practice of body blocking U.S. and European diplomacy at every turn.

Taliban leaders walk toward a Moscow press conference.

The Taliban Want a Seat at the U.N.

A Taliban letter to the secretary-general sets the stage for a diplomatic showdown.

Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport

Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind

This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.

A man dressed in a blue tunic and pants gazes out over a view of the city through peaked arches atop a high building.

How Not to Lose the Peace in Afghanistan

A U.N. peacekeeping mission could help avert civil war.

U.S. President Joe Biden and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 20.

Inside Biden’s Presidential UNGA Debut

The U.S. president has yet to convince the world that a post-Trump America is here to stay.

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.

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Coronavirus Threat Hangs Over U.N. General Assembly

Some world leaders traveling to New York are ignoring coronavirus safety protocols.

U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron sit together at the G-7 summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom, on June 13.

Spat With France Overshadows Biden Debut at UNGA

France recalls its envoys to Washington and Canberra over a dispute ahead of the major U.N. summit.

Then-U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in a virtual fundraising event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 12, 2020.

Biden, a Lifelong U.N. Advocate, Needs the Institution More Than Ever

From COVID-19 to climate, the U.S. president will focus his first General Assembly speech on the world body’s indispensability.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

Moscow Expands Its Military Footprint on NATO’s Borders

Russia has been wargaming with Belarus. Sometimes, that’s a prelude.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

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.

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