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As part of an attempt to frame the surge as an important move towards negotiations with the Taliban, NATO countries are set to contribute 7,000 soldiers for the Afghanistan war.

Among the dead in Haiti are the UN workers who were trying to make the nation a better place.

Amid mounting public pressure and calls for restructuring from The Nation, the IMF turns its $100 million loan to Haiti into a grant.

The problem with the Copenhagen Accord: nature does not award points for trying.

It's dumb machines, not the smart ones of Terminator 2, that could do us in.

Fundamental new global realities have been obscured by the frenzy to declare winners and losers.

Globalization advocates must realize that they're dealing with a new world.

A decade after Seattle, there is no WTO expansion. But there is also no WTO turnaround.

"Mainstreaming" a focus on women into all of the United Nations' work never happened. So will an agency for women ever get off the ground?

Navi Pillay is the first UN human rights commissioner to take on caste discrimination.

Blogs

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