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.
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 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.
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.
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.
‘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.
The Taliban Want a Seat at the U.N.
A Taliban letter to the secretary-general sets the stage for a diplomatic showdown.
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Threat Hangs Over U.N. General Assembly
Some world leaders traveling to New York are ignoring coronavirus safety protocols.
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.
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.
Moscow Expands Its Military Footprint on NATO’s Borders
Russia has been wargaming with Belarus. Sometimes, that’s a prelude.
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.