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Zalmay Khalilzad promises be a more effective US ambassador to the UN, but is that a good thing?

A videotaped hanging does not bring justice to Saddam's victims, living or dead.

Although Kofi Annan's tenure was shadowed by political catfights, he leaves the United Nations as one of its most successful secretary generals.

Exactly how much damage did John Bolton do during his tenure at the United Nations? Let us count the ways.

A mainstream media legal analyst dismissed efforts to prosecute Donald
Rumsfeld and others for war crimes as ridiculous. They're not.

Human rights advocates are pressing German courts to prosecute Donald
Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales and other Bush Administration officials for
war crimes. They just might succeed.

The United States may well have its way and exclude Venezuela from the UN Security Council, in retribution for Hugo Chávez's diabolical roast of George W. Bush. But doesn't the world have larger issues to worry about?

South Korea's quiet-spoken and principled Ban Ki-moon, who has just been nominated to replace Kofi Annan as the UN Secretary General, may find it difficult to confront US unilateralism.

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon now has a virtual lock on
succeeding Kofi Annan as UN Secretary General. Does he have what it
takes to be a mediator between Bush's Washington and the rest of the
world?

The election campaign for the UN's next Secretary General is the most transparent in history, but the politics are as murky as ever. As diplomatic wrangling continues, one thing is clear: The next leader will come from Asia.

Blogs

The nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations said Security Council authorization should not be necessary for military action. 

July 17, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013

Will the president put his money where his mouth is and tackle poverty and disease?

February 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.

January 10, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012