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While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change. 

Her name was Global South. His name was Washington Consensus. But his winning streak was running out and her star was rising.

The first female president of Brazil will likely build on her predecessor's legacy.

Obama was just beginning to repair US-UN relations. Now that Republicans have taken back the House, resurgent cold warriors and neo-isolationists could make 2011 a risky year for internationalism.

Hillary Clinton should confront the unpleasant truths the cables reveal about US foreign policy and her own troubling directive that our diplomats should spy on their foreign colleagues.

The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a round-table about the possible impact of these leaks.

Expectations are low that the United Nations’s upcoming two-week climate conference will produce the international agreement needed to avert global warming.

The tribunal set up to judge surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime has been surrounded by squabbles between the Cambodian government and the UN and mired in charges of corruption since its inception.

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Congress has struck down an international treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities, thanks to Rick Santorum and his band of UN-bashers.

December 11, 2012

As a 138-nation majority votes Palestine into UN statehood, Netanyahu and Susan Rice do nothing but sputter in outrage. 

November 30, 2012

With today’s vote in the UN General Assembly, Palestine will take a significant step toward statehood.

November 29, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

The president kowtows to GOP criticism on foreign policy.

September 25, 2012

A diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war remains unlikely—but possible.

September 24, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia and China veto the UN resolution as fighting intensifies.

July 19, 2012