The UN's mixed record on the war in Lebanon proves we should
lower our expectations of what it can meaningfully achieve.
After thirty-one days of war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and more than 1,000 dead, the United Nations has finally passed a cease-fire. Now what?
The United Nations can be a useful tool in settling the current crisis
in Lebanon and Gaza, but only with US support. It is up to President
Bush to get on the phone to Ehud Olmert and tell him to stop.
As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.
Selection of a new UN Secretary General is too important to be
engineered by the whims and prejudices of John Bolton. It's time for
saner voices in the Administration to tell the UN ambassador his time is up.
If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal
access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding
world leaders accountable.
If the Bush Administration is serious about UN reform, it should
replace Ambassador John Bolton and stop linking payment of dues to
action on reform.
UN Deputy Secretary Mark Malloch Brown's measured reprimand of the Bush Administration was not an attack. It was a call for real US leadership instead of the bullying tactics of John Bolton.
Two new books explore Turkey's place in the world and what EU
membership would imply for international affairs.
Slobodan Milosevic died without a definitive judgment of his
responsibility for war and crimes against humanity. Now others will
judge him, precisely what he wanted to avoid.