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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 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