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Obama’s “reset” of relations was in trouble a year ago. Now, with the conflict over Syria, things have only gotten worse.

Rio+20

After two decades, we're no closer to reducing global poverty or enhancing sustainable development. Politicians will change only when mass action forces them to.

The fact that United Nations has long ceased to play the protective role assigned to it throws its ability to truly advocate for LGBT rights into question. 

Thomas Lubanga

ICC judges found the Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting children. Will this conviction make a difference?

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Syrian rebel

It would intensify the civil conflict and provoke a dangerous proxy war with Russia.

The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.

China usually manages to quash UN calls for action on its human rights violations. Not this time.

A machine counts and sorts out euro notes

The crisis was caused by weak governance, excessive speculation and lax regulation. Austerity will only make the disease worse.

Riots in Athens, Greece

Returning to Athens after three months away, I found the state close to dissolution and people in despair.

Blogs

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

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