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For a brief moment one could almost believe that the US march toward war
with Iraq had paused.

Alfred Hitchcock was fond of McGuffins--meaningless plot devices on
which the characters obsess while the real, gruesome story moves on
elsewhere.

If nothing shows in spyplane pics
And Blix finds nothing in the sticks,
That still won't put us in a fix.
We'll blame it on Iraqi tricks,

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

Iraq's decision to accept the United Nations Security Council
resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly
scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to return to Iraq.

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

As a healthy response to the Bush Administration's war policies, the
number of people taking to the streets in protest is increasing with
each step toward war.

The day after Mary Robinson stepped down as United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, forced out by determined pressure from
Washington, George W.

The effort by the Bush Administration and Congress to portray the
planned invasion of Iraq as simply an effort to enforce United Nations
Security Council resolutions reaches a new low in double

Blogs

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

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014