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Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

"You have to ask, Who would want this job?" So said a former senior CIA
official referring to the new post of director of national intelligence,
to which George W.

The man who's just been put in charge
Of knowing all will now assure us
That he knew nothing--nada, zip--
When he was stationed in Honduras.

Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food

Once again, World Bank water policy is challenged by the poorest.

How the neocons created a "scandal" to punish a critic of US foreign policies.

Those conservatives who think that "UN Reform" means the dissolution of the United Nations are now calling for the resignation of Kofi Annan.

The EU is an emerging geopolitical force that corporate America must reckon with.

The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

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The nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations said Security Council authorization should not be necessary for military action. 

July 17, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013

Will the president put his money where his mouth is and tackle poverty and disease?

February 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.

January 10, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012