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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

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