United Nations

Bill and Melinda Gates

Is the Shine Starting to Come Off Bill Gates’s Halo? 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 7, 2021 / Tim Schwab

Israel Palestine Apartheid

Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State 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.

May 5, 2021 / Eric Alterman

The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen

The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen 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.”

Feb 10, 2021 / Nicolas Niarchos

Iranians through flowers into the sea

Biden Must Do More Than Rejoin the Iran Nuke Deal 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.

Jan 5, 2021 / Azadeh Shahshahani and Khury Petersen-Smith

To Restore American Leadership, the Biden Administration Should Focus on Global Hunger

To Restore American Leadership, the Biden Administration Should Focus on Global Hunger To Restore American Leadership, the Biden Administration Should Focus on Global Hunger

Without intervention, world hunger will reach “biblical proportions” in 2021.

Dec 25, 2020 / Rep. Jim McGovern

UN Secretary General: Without the US in the Paris Agreement, Humanity Faces Climate ‘Suicide’

UN Secretary General: Without the US in the Paris Agreement, Humanity Faces Climate ‘Suicide’ 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.”

Dec 2, 2020 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Woman in a knit cap holding a sign that reads

Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They’re Illegal. 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.

Oct 27, 2020 / Ray Acheson

A woman walks past a severely damaged house surrounded by debris

Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh

How a little-understood war between Azerbaijan and Armenia threatens democracy.

Oct 8, 2020 / Viken Berberian

Stephen F. Cohen, 1938–2020

Stephen F. Cohen, 1938–2020 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.

Sep 21, 2020 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Trump

Covid-19 Can Change International Politics Forever 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.

Jul 29, 2020 / no-paywall / John Feffer

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