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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

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of
Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going
to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

Blogs

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?

June 15, 2015

While the US and Iraqi response is in disarray, the Islamic State is containable.

June 11, 2015

Apart from widespread fear of Iran, this year’s Al Jazeera Forum in Doha was mostly a display of the Arab world’s many deep fissures.

May 12, 2015

In Europe, Russia was the major victor—and it paid a heavy price in casualties.

May 6, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

What are the Kremlin's true intentions in Ukraine?

April 6, 2015

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