The Future of Development Is Local
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the world will have to shift its thinking from the national toward the urban.
U.S. State Department Appoints Envoy to Counter Chinese Influence at the U.N.
The Trump administration’s retreat from multilateralism left a political void that China is seeking to fill. Now, the United States wants to turn back the clock.
The Iran Deal Is Not Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There
Europe’s decision to start the dispute settlement process may set the clock ticking on the deal’s ultimate demise.
Entangled by Iran, Trump Avoids North Korea
Though his approach to Pyongyang is failing, the U.S. president doesn’t want another major global crisis. Kim Jong Un may have different ideas.
Trump Administration Blocks Iran’s Top Diplomat From Addressing the U.N. Security Council
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had sought to give a speech condemning the U.S. assassination of Qassem Suleimani.
Articles That Had an Impact
From the State Department to the U.N. to Turkey, India, and Pakistan, Foreign Policy’s reporting helped make a difference.
Yogi Bear’s Oddly Familiar Struggle for U.N. Recognition
The ursine rogue’s adventure at the United Nations captures the institution’s problems—and hopes.
Turkey Pitches Plan to Settle 1 Million Refugees in Northern Syria
Questions arise as to whether Erdogan’s $26 billion megaproject is intended to clear his border of Kurds.
Russia Proposes Moving U.N. Meetings to Europe
Protesting U.S. visa delays for United Nations-based Russian diplomats, Moscow says some U.N. meetings should be held in Geneva or Vienna.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes the Stand
In testimony at the U.N.’s genocide case, the leader appealed the court to let her own country handle justice for crimes against the Rohingya.
Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities
As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.
Europeans Ramp up Pressure on Iran
Britain, France, and Germany say Iran’s ballistic missile program is inconsistent with the nuclear deal and improves its capacity to deliver nuclear payload. Tehran counters that Europeans have failed to meet obligations under the pact.
Sending Refugees Back Makes the World More Dangerous
Repatriating refugees to dangerous countries violates international law and breeds conflict, instability, and future crises. Regional work visas and long-term integration into host countries are more promising solutions.