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United Nations news and analysis from The Nation
May 7, 2021
Is the Shine Starting to Come Off Bill Gates’s Halo?
The billionaire’s role in perpetuating vaccine apartheid in the name of protecting intellectual property rights has begun to draw criticism.
May 5, 2021
Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State
The Human Rights Watch report is a valuable, sober, and deliberately uninflammatory piece of scholarship—which won’t make a damn bit of difference.
February 10, 2021
The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen
“I feel the pain of my homeland as they do,” he said. “There’s no difference between us and them. Our only difference is the color of our skin.”
January 5, 2021
Biden Must Do More Than Rejoin the Iran Nuke Deal
We need a decisive break from the previous century of US policy toward Iran, which has been based on domination.
December 25, 2020
To Restore American Leadership, the Biden Administration Should Focus on Global Hunger
Without intervention, world hunger will reach “biblical proportions” in 2021.
Rep. Jim McGovern
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December 2, 2020
UN Secretary General: Without the US in the Paris Agreement, Humanity Faces Climate ‘Suicide’
Joining China and other big polluters, Biden’s pledge of “net zero” US emissions by 2050 brings the Paris Agreement goals “within reach.”
October 27, 2020
Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They’re Illegal.
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has reached the 50 ratifications needed to become international law.
October 8, 2020
Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh
How a little-understood war between Azerbaijan and Armenia threatens democracy.
September 21, 2020
Stephen F. Cohen, 1938–2020
Мой Cтив (My Steve): A personal recollection of Stephen F. Cohen, who died on September 18 at the age of 81.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 29, 2020
Covid-19 Can Change International Politics Forever
Countries’ bungling their responses to the coronavirus as others seal themselves off could lead to a total transformation of geopolitics.