In Lebanon, the Wheels of Justice Do Not Grind
The Hariri tribunal hasn’t led to a single arrest. Biden should let it expire and help Lebanon in better ways.
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.
‘Responsibility to Protect’ Is One More Casualty of the Syrian War
The conflict’s impact on the world’s ability to prevent atrocities will be felt for years to come.
It’s Time for Biden to Ratchet Up the Pressure on the WHO
Washington and its allies have several levers for reforms.
Biden’s Moves on Gaza at U.N. Test U.S. Credibility
China and Russia capitalize on Washington’s resistance.
Why Aren’t There More Women Economists at the United Nations?
Female economists are rising to the top—everywhere but the U.N.
Britain Retains Monopoly on U.N. Relief Post
U.N.’s Yemen envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to become the U.N. humanitarian relief czar.
How Wars End
The shifting nature of war has made peacemaking more difficult. A new kind of back-channel diplomacy can help.
The U.N.’s Moment in Venezuela Has Arrived
Nicolás Maduro has given the international community the opening it’s been waiting for.
Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny
Doing so would be a death sentence for global nonproliferation efforts.
The World Should Treat Pandemics Like It Treats Chemical Weapons
Plans for a global pandemic treaty don’t solve the problem of China’s refusal to cooperate.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth
WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.
The United States Must Pay the United Nations What It Owes
There are few better ways for the country to reclaim its credibility and moral authority.
UNDP Memo Echoes Ethiopian Talking Points on Tigray
Agency memo sidesteps questions around government’s role in Tigray.
Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China
Despite the Trump administration’s declaration of a genocide in Xinjiang, upheld by the Biden administration, some legal experts suspect China’s behavior may fall short of actual genocide.
Biden’s Pick for U.N. Ambassador Will Have to Juggle Containment and Collaboration With China
The administration is moving quickly to reassert U.S. leadership but needs Beijing’s support for major initiatives.
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