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.
The East Timor Model Offers a Way out for Western Sahara and Morocco
Western Sahara’s fate lies in the hands of the U.N. Security Council.
Document of the Week: Aid Donors Blast UNDP for Resisting Appeals to Fight Corruption
A dozen wealthy donor states press the United Nations Development Program to investigate allegations that funds were misappropriated from a Russia climate program it managed.
Biden Likely to Lift Sanctions on ICC Chief Prosecutor
But it’s unlikely the next U.S. administration will be able to fully embrace the International Criminal Court as the shadow of American prosecutions still lingers.
Ethiopia’s Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent
The leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front are seeking to manipulate the international community into backing a power-sharing deal that grants it impunity for past crimes and gives it far more future influence over the country than it deserves.
U.N. Fears Ethiopia Purging Ethnic Tigrayan Officers From Its Peacekeeping Missions
An internal United Nations document shows concern those troops could face torture or execution.
Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid
Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.
U.N. Peacemaking in the Age of Plague
United Nations diplomats and civil servants fear peace efforts in Geneva may aid the spread of the coronavirus.
And the Top Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet Are…
Biden’s final picks could ultimately hinge on two runoff Senate races in Georgia, which will determine who controls the upper chamber.
The U.N. Guide to Avoiding America’s Election Mayhem
For the first time, the United Nations is warning staffers of how to deal with disturbances after a U.S. election.
Why Inclusion Is Important for U.S. Foreign Policy
If Washington chooses to reengage with the world, it will need to first champion diversity and gender equality.
Peacekeeping Missions and a Marshall Plan Won’t Save Mali
The country needs stronger institutions to bolster public confidence in the democratic system. The international community can help.
The U.N. Protest Gag Order Lives On
One staffer has accused the United Nations Development Program of muzzling efforts to protest racism.
A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The U.N.’s diversity problem, why Americans are giving up on democracy, and Germany’s successful—yet broken—integration experiment.
The U.N. Has a Diversity Problem
Westerners are overrepresented in senior positions across the world body.
A Partial Ban on Autonomous Weapons Would Make Everyone Safer
Great powers stand to lose the most from weapons like drone swarms and should back a limited ban on the most dangerous systems.
The World Needs a New Refugee Convention
For 30 years, right-wing parties and nativist leaders have whittled away refugees’ rights. In the wake of a global pandemic, seeking asylum will be nearly impossible unless the international community revises and modernizes its approach to people fleeing war.