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The UN resolution designating rape as a weapon of war is historic, but provides no legal remedy for wartime victims of sexual violence.

One of the world's most prominent critics of US interventionism talks about his new post as UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.

From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

Iran's leading dissident implores UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand the Iranian government for its human rights abuses and provide moral support for the suffering Iranian people.

Expect no changes as Bush Administration hit man Robert Zoellick takes the helm of the World Bank.

Paul Wolfowitz's resignation won't reform the World Bank. But it could spark a new era of independence from the International Monetary Fund.

The Third World was never imagined as a place but rather a project, one that was ultimately doomed by globalization--it awaits a resurrection.

The World Bank was corrupt long before Paul Wolfowitz gave his girlfriend a raise.

Wolfowitz is in trouble. The World Bank leader got his girlfriend a pay
raise, lied about it and alienated his staff. But don't worry--Bush
still thinks he's doing a bang-up job.

Two books about Kofi Annan illuminate the controlling relationship between the US and the United Nations.

Blogs

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

The kleptocratic kingdom has long backed the Brothers.

July 13, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012

NATO is not doing enough to acknowledge and prevent civilian deaths in what’s still a “global war on terror.”

June 12, 2012

President Karzai demands investigation, and NATO apologizes—again.

May 15, 2012

Russia, China support the United Nations plan.

March 29, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012