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PA President Mahmoud Abbas

It may seem like an obvious step, after joining the International Criminal Court. But the legal and political barriers are formidable.

United Nations

Caving to outside pressure, this week the organization added women to the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations—but it still falls short of gender parity.

Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

A new biography explores the remarkable life and lasting legacy of the early UN secretary-general.

disarmament sculpture

A new campaign against robotic weapons systems is challenging society’s latest threat to peace.

Syrian boy living in Mafraq, Jordan

After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.

Blogs

The first UN delegates could bring “any amount and type of baggage they desire,” with one exception.

January 10, 2015

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.

November 14, 2014

The US tried to block Venezuela from the United Nations Security Council, and failed. 

October 20, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

Are politicians trying to advocate for human rights in Iran hurting their own cause?

May 14, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

In a panel at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin discusses the myriad controversies swirling around the Sochi Olympics.

February 10, 2014

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013