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The Obama administration, emerging as a strong voice on international human rights issues within the UN, has submitted its first appraisal of the US's own human rights record.

"Gender mainstreaming" at the United Nations failed. Will an agency solely dedicated to promoting women's rights in development do better?

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

How the earthquake aid regime sidelines those it intends to help.

As part of an attempt to frame the surge as an important move towards negotiations with the Taliban, NATO countries are set to contribute 7,000 soldiers for the Afghanistan war.

Among the dead in Haiti are the UN workers who were trying to make the nation a better place.

Amid mounting public pressure and calls for restructuring from The Nation, the IMF turns its $100 million loan to Haiti into a grant.

The problem with the Copenhagen Accord: nature does not award points for trying.

It's dumb machines, not the smart ones of Terminator 2, that could do us in.

Fundamental new global realities have been obscured by the frenzy to declare winners and losers.

Blogs

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

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013