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News and Analysis from The Nation on United Nations
February 23, 2017
‘Oh, ISIS. They Really Don’t Like It When Women Make Problems for Them.’
Iraqi refugees talk about how they resisted the group’s reign of terror.
Anna Lekas Miller
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump’s Strategy? Destroy the International Community in Order to Save It.
The new president has a wrecking ball, and “internationalism” is written all over it.
January 20, 2017
Obama’s Hail Mary for Climate Justice
His last week in office, Obama sent $500 million to the United Nations Green Climate Fund.
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson’s Jaw-Dropping Testimony Just Completely Disqualified Him
The former ExxonMobil CEO is too conflicted, too ill-prepared, and too disengaged to be seriously considered for the position of secretary of state.
January 11, 2017
I Remember When Donald Trump Had a ‘Lot of Respect’ for the UN
That respect is needed now more than ever.
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January 9, 2017
Trump Could Be the Most Hostile American President the UN Has Ever Faced
Plus, there’s a Republican-led Congress itching to diminish the role of the organization and bankrupt many of its programs.
December 21, 2016
The Democratization of US Foreign Policy
It’s the only way to stop a dangeous imperialist tradition.
Jeffrey D. Sachs
November 1, 2016
The United Nations Votes to Start Negotiations to Ban the Bomb
One hundred and twenty-three nations voted to move forward with negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons—just as the world has already done for biological and chemical weapons.
October 19, 2016
Normalization of Relations With Cuba Is All But Irreversible Now
President Obama’s new directive mandates positive engagement, as opposed to perpetual hostility, as the new modus operandi.
October 13, 2016
Will a New Secretary General Invigorate the UN?
To the disappointment of many UN watchers, the next secretary general will be a man—and a Western European. But he is a passionate defender of human rights and humanitarianism.