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The first female president of Brazil will likely build on her predecessor's legacy.

Obama was just beginning to repair US-UN relations. Now that Republicans have taken back the House, resurgent cold warriors and neo-isolationists could make 2011 a risky year for internationalism.

Hillary Clinton should confront the unpleasant truths the cables reveal about US foreign policy and her own troubling directive that our diplomats should spy on their foreign colleagues.

The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a round-table about the possible impact of these leaks.

Expectations are low that the United Nations’s upcoming two-week climate conference will produce the international agreement needed to avert global warming.

The tribunal set up to judge surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime has been surrounded by squabbles between the Cambodian government and the UN and mired in charges of corruption since its inception.

The International Criminal Court has had setbacks—but it's already having an impact.

A year after joining the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Obama administration is making an impact. But if Democrats lose control of Congress in November, a new round of isolationism could soon threaten.

The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

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