U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely
Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.
U.N. Security Council Paralyzed as Contagion Rages
A major player in the Ebola outbreak, the council has turned into the site of a U.S.-China showdown over the coronavirus.
An Ailing America Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
Slashing aid, abandoning the peace process, or going it alone will imperil U.S. interests.
U.N. Calls for Rolling Back Sanctions to Battle Pandemic
Secretary-General Guterres says it’s time for “solidarity not exclusion.”
The Next Wave
U.N. and relief agencies warn the coronavirus pandemic could leave an even bigger path of destruction in the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-riven countries.
If Trump Hates Obama’s Nuclear Deal, Why Is He Letting Up on Iran?
Iran is stockpiling enriched uranium and may soon receive advanced weapons from Russia. Trump has an easy way to tighten the screws.
U.N. Diplomacy In The Age of Contagion
Some delegations are repatriating vulnerable staff from New York amid a surge in coronavirus infections.
Global Diplomacy Grinds to a Halt on Infection Fears
One by one, the U.N., WTO, and other major international players are canceling regular gatherings.
Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat
The collapsing medical system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak on its own. It’s time for the international community to step in.
The Multilateral Health System Failed to Stop the Coronavirus
Reforms in 2005 were meant to stop nation states covering outbreaks up. They didn't work.
Mozambique Is a Failed State. The West Isn’t Helping It.
Donor countries and international organizations are propping up a corrupt government rather than criticizing it—leaving millions of Mozambicans mired in poverty.
China Goes on Diplomatic Offensive Over Coronavirus Response
Beijing seeks to deflect criticism that its carelessness caused a global crisis.
Pompeo to Pressure U.N. Over Aid to Yemen
The Trump administration is upset that too much of it is falling into the hands of Houthi rebels.
A Grunt’s View of U.N. Leadership
An internal U.N. survey shows that the bosses think they are doing a better job than their employees do.
Europe’s Harsh Border Policies Are Pushing Refugees All the Way to Rwanda
EU funds for Libyan militias forced thousands of migrants into dangerous Libyan detention centers. Now, after being evacuated, some of them are stuck as far away as Rwanda—with no idea if they will ever be resettled.
Why Does the White House Object to a ‘Sovereign’ Palestinian State?
The United States seeks to rewrite the history of international peace efforts in the Middle East.
Trump Pressures Palestinians and Allies Over Peace Plan
The White House blocks a U.N. resolution and threatens to withhold aid to the Palestinians.
Tunisia Sacks U.N. Ambassador for Opposing Trump’s Peace Plan
The country’s newly elected president seeks to maintain good relations with Washington as opposition to the Israeli-Palestinian scheme builds.
U.N. Chief Faces Internal Criticism Over Human Rights
Guterres is said to back down in the face of pressure from powerful member states.