Global Organizations

Powell’s UN Presentation Powell’s UN Presentation

Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.

Feb 5, 2003 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

Undermining the UN Undermining the UN

The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a clear-cut finding of success and readi...

Jan 30, 2003 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

Rising Opposition to War Rising Opposition to War

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going to war with Iraq, Defense Secretar...

Jan 23, 2003 / Editorial / The Editors

Christian Soldiers on the March Christian Soldiers on the March

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's rights.

Jan 16, 2003 / Feature / Jennifer Block

Show-and-Tell Time Show-and-Tell Time

For a brief moment one could almost believe that the US march toward war with Iraq had paused.

Dec 12, 2002 / Editorial / The Editors

The US Caged–For Now The US Caged–For Now

Alfred Hitchcock was fond of McGuffins--meaningless plot devices on which the characters obsess while the real, gruesome story moves on elsewhere.

Dec 5, 2002 / Editorial / Ian Williams

Inspections: The White House Fallback Position Inspections: The White House Fallback Position

If nothing shows in spyplane pics And Blix finds nothing in the sticks, That still won't put us in a fix. We'll blame it on Iraqi tricks,

Nov 26, 2002 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Letter to America Letter to America

Resentment of US policies is growing.

Nov 26, 2002 / Feature / J├╝rgen Habermas

The Humanitarian Temptation The Humanitarian Temptation

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is, indeed, an unacceptable assault on s...

Nov 21, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Ian Williams

Half a Victory at the UN Half a Victory at the UN

Iraq's decision to accept the United Nations Security Council resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to ret...

Nov 14, 2002 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

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