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Barely a week after Barack Obama plunged into the UN for three unprecedented days, our reconciliation with the organization is already showing fault lines.

This week's UN General Assembly session will be memorable not so much for what is said by the lineup of world leaders as for the sustained involvement of one of them: Barack Obama.

In a surprise victory, Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova becomes the first female and first Eastern European head of Unesco.

To prevent catastrophic climate change, wealthy nations must pony up on emissions cuts and subsidies to the developing world.

Rafael Correa came to the United Nations this week armed with the usual anti-US rhetoric--but also with a plan for Latin American economic empowerment.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is halfway through his first term. Whether he gets a second term depends on his ability to get results.

There is now sufficient evidence to charge Israel with war crimes for its actions in Gaza. Why is Obama silent?

By choosing to boycott the UN conference on racism, the United States has increased the clout of Iran's Ahmadinejad and undermined global efforts to defeat intolerance.

A UN investigation of Israel's attacks on Gaza may put the US in the middle of a tense dispute between the international body and Israel.

Expect gale-force gusts of bombast at NATO's anniversary party.

Blogs

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

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013

In Syria, there have been no “Mission Accomplished” banners unfurled, no victory laps of any kind, underscoring the fragile and incomplete nature of OPCW's chemical weapons disarmament progress. And yet, it is progress all the same.

November 5, 2013

Former staff editor Emily Greene Balch's 1946 Peace Prize win “recognized how much private citizens can contribute to the conditions for international peace.”

October 12, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a “fraud” to “create global government.”

August 10, 2013