State Department Defends U.N. Peacekeeping
The White House and Foggy Bottom are at odds over the value of blue helmets.
Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio
The country’s vaccinators have overcome distrust, misinformation, and an insurgency to reach this point, but they can’t stop yet.
The U.N. Helps Syria Bomb the Opposition
A United Nations program passes on rebel coordinates to Russia. Its bombs do the rest.
Trump’s Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy
Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
State Department Watchdog Censures Two Trump Appointees for Harassing Career Staffers
Report says the two appointees targeted career officials they perceived as politically disloyal.
Greed and Graft at U.N. Climate Program
Whistleblowers and experts allege corruption at a United Nations Development Program project for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, according to a Foreign Policy investigation.
Don’t Give Up on the ICC
The International Criminal Court has many flaws, but abandoning it now would give free rein to war criminals and open the door to impunity.
Document of the Week: U.N. Calls Out Syrian Propaganda Over Hospital Attacks
Assad’s shaky case for innocence in the face of war crimes charges crumbles at the United Nations.
Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them
The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority.
Document of the Week: Trump’s Mistake Reminds the World of This 47-Year-Old Pact
Read the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
Document of the Week: Trump Administration Shrinks Iran’s U.S. Footprint
With the State Department imposing new travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats, New York City influencers trek across town to see Tehran’s foreign minister.
Document of the Week: Is the U.N. Revisiting the Ban on Big Tobacco?
Outgoing U.N. official pleads a case for the tobacco industry, saying health expertise and cigarette jobs can contribute to global prosperity and improved understanding of health risks.
Dems Grill Trump’s U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences
Kelly Knight Craft spent about half her tenure as ambassador outside Canada, data shows. She says much of it was work travel.
A Dangerous Game of Nuclear Brinkmanship
By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
Document of the Week: Facebook Disappoints Authorities—Again
The doctored Nancy Pelosi video hardly marks the first time the social media giant has faced backlash. Consider Germany in 2015.
Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.
Document of The Week: Sudan’s Paramilitaries Are Seizing Abandoned U.N. Outposts in Darfur
The United Nations halts withdrawal of peacekeepers amid fear that Sudan’s notorious Rapid Support Forces are filling the security vacuum.