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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.

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The kleptocratic kingdom has long backed the Brothers.

July 13, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012

NATO is not doing enough to acknowledge and prevent civilian deaths in what’s still a “global war on terror.”

June 12, 2012

President Karzai demands investigation, and NATO apologizes—again.

May 15, 2012

Russia, China support the United Nations plan.

March 29, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

The White House capitulates to the Israel Lobby and its GOP annex.

September 22, 2011