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"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi
Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the
Secretary General had taken his own advice, maybe his Brazi

With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in
Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including
the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello--the t

The new UN resolution doesn't even try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law.

Emerging from their meeting in Belfast the day before US forces
announced Baghdad had fallen, George W.

Much to the frustration of the Bush Administration, France, Russia,
China and the other members of the United Nations Security Council
opposing the British-US resolution on Iraq have not bought

It was a cold, gray morning, chance of flurries. As I braced for the
weather that's buffeted the East Coast recently, I thought: What a
spiraling blizzard of bad policy we face.

Pre-emptive war flagrantly contradicts the UN's legal framework.

Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.

Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.

The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs
Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a
clear-cut finding of success and readiness to close the

Blogs

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

The first UN delegates could bring “any amount and type of baggage they desire,” with one exception.

January 10, 2015

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