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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.

Helen Clark

Clark discusses the work of UNDP, the launch of the 2013 Human Development Report in Mexico, the Millennium Development Goals and the many challenges that the UN will face in the future.

People walk across an open sewage

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

UN Women

Socially conservative American Catholics and evangelicals who have led a decades-long campaign against the rights of women in the United States are now gearing up for a season of battles on the bigger global stage.

Riot police in Athens

Leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras is pressing a smart campaign to end austerity. But it may be too late—the oligarchs and neo-Nazis are sharpening their knives.

Amy Wilentz

The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.

Blogs

As a 138-nation majority votes Palestine into UN statehood, Netanyahu and Susan Rice do nothing but sputter in outrage. 

November 30, 2012

With today’s vote in the UN General Assembly, Palestine will take a significant step toward statehood.

November 29, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

The president kowtows to GOP criticism on foreign policy.

September 25, 2012

A diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war remains unlikely—but possible.

September 24, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia and China veto the UN resolution as fighting intensifies.

July 19, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012