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The UN resolution designating rape as a weapon of war is historic, but provides no legal remedy for wartime victims of sexual violence.

One of the world's most prominent critics of US interventionism talks about his new post as UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.

From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

Iran's leading dissident implores UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand the Iranian government for its human rights abuses and provide moral support for the suffering Iranian people.

Expect no changes as Bush Administration hit man Robert Zoellick takes the helm of the World Bank.

Paul Wolfowitz's resignation won't reform the World Bank. But it could spark a new era of independence from the International Monetary Fund.

The Third World was never imagined as a place but rather a project, one that was ultimately doomed by globalization--it awaits a resurrection.

The World Bank was corrupt long before Paul Wolfowitz gave his girlfriend a raise.

Wolfowitz is in trouble. The World Bank leader got his girlfriend a pay
raise, lied about it and alienated his staff. But don't worry--Bush
still thinks he's doing a bang-up job.

Two books about Kofi Annan illuminate the controlling relationship between the US and the United Nations.

Blogs

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

September 22, 2011

It's time to end the vitriol over Iran. But in a presidential year, that’s not likely.

August 18, 2011

Syria is not Libya, say the French, and the US can’t (and shouldn’t) do anything militarily.

August 2, 2011

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

July 22, 2011

“There is simply no rationale for continuing American involvement with no end in sight, rising deaths for civilians and our brave soldiers, declining public sentiment, and serious economic pain at home," Kucinich said, as 93 House members voted to bring troops home from Afghanistan.

March 18, 2011

Post op-ed scribbler suggests that since NATO has done so well in Afghanistan, even Russia might join NATO to fight China.

November 23, 2010

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

Only two years left before Palestinians may give up on the idea. What's left? A single, binational state.

October 15, 2010

Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

September 20, 2010