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David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, briefs reporters in Seoul, South Korea, on May 15 on his visit to North Korea. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid

The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.

The U.N. Security Council debates sanctioning Iran at U.N. headquarters in New York in March 2007. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The ‘Silver Lining’ to Trump Pulling Out of the Iran Deal

The White House has the legal authority to compel countries to reinstate U.N. sanctions on Iran. So why has it chosen not to exercise it?

China's President Xi Jinping greets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at Belt and Road Forum, in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, on May 15, 2017.        (Roman Pilipey/AFP/Getty Images).

China Enlists U.N. to Promote Its Belt and Road Project

Top United Nations officials are helping sell Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

U.N. General Assembly votes overwhelming to reject President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nikki Haley’s Loyalty Test Backfires

The U.S. ambassador’s threat to punish states for voting against the U.S. at the U.N. didn’t work out so well.

MEK supporters demonstrate outside the Iranian embassy in Berlin, Germany on Dec. 28, 2009.  (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Bolton’s Ascent Gives Iranian Group a New Lease on Life

With a supporter in the White House, the MEK might finally have a voice in U.S. policy.

Ken Isaacs, the U.S. candidate to head the International Organization for Migration, at a press briefing in Geneva on March 19. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

A Trump U.N. Pick Tries to Make Up for Anti-Muslim Tweets

Ken Isaacs once proposed building a wall in the Alps to keep out migrants. Trump wants him to lead the world’s principal migration agency.

Congressional candidates Elissa Slotkin, Gina Ortiz Jones, Regina Bateson, Sarah Jacobs, Tom Malinowski, and Andy Kim. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images/Ana Isabel Photography/Regina Bateson campaign/Tom Malinowski campaign/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Andy Kim campaign/Foreign Policy illustration)

Can Obama’s National Security Braintrust Get Elected in the Age of Trump?

Foreign-policy alumni are trying to shake off the “D.C. insider” reputation and sail into Congress.

Peacekeeper troops from Ethiopia and deployed in the United Nations (UN) Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) patrol in a UN vehicle at night in Abyei town, Abyei state, on December 14, 2016. (ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful

The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.

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The End of Human Rights?

Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Dec. 18, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Double Life of Nikki Haley

Is Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations a dedicated fighter for human rights or a retail politician looking for any issue that advances her career?

Nikki Haley, U. S. ambassador to the U.N., at the United Nations Plaza in New York on March 6, 2017.

Nikki Haley: The Occasional Activist

Trump's U.N. ambassador promised to promote human rights. Then politics got in the way.

China's U.N. ambassador,  Liu Jieyi, votes to bar discussion of North Korea's human rights record at the U.N. Security Council in New York on Dec. 22, 2014. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

At the U.N., China and Russia Score Win in War on Human Rights

The balance of power shifts amid a retreat by Trump and Europe.

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, waves as he leaves Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 2, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump Taps Uber-Hawk Bolton as National Security Advisor

From “Bomb, Bomb Iran” to a preemptive strike on North Korea, the former Bush official promises a much more belligerent foreign policy.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., tours a U.S.-funded supermarket in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on May 21, 2017.  (Raad Adayleh/AFP/Getty Images)

Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Jared Kushner, a White House Senior Advisor, attend a U.N. Security Council meeting on February 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Amid U.S. Cuts, Palestinian Refugee Agency Left in the Lurch

Nikki Haley bet the rest of the world would cover the costs of American aid cuts to Palestinian refugees. That hasn’t happened.

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