Global Organizations

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

Making 34 Million Friends Making 34 Million Friends

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

Nov 12, 2002 / Feature / Emily Biuso

Subverting the UN Subverting the UN

As a healthy response to the Bush Administration's war policies, the number of people taking to the streets in protest is increasing with each step toward war.

Oct 17, 2002 / Editorial / Richard Falk and David Krieger

Human Rights at the UN Human Rights at the UN

The day after Mary Robinson stepped down as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, forced out by determined pressure from Washington, George W.

Oct 17, 2002 / Editorial / Ian Williams

US Double Standards US Double Standards

The effort by the Bush Administration and Congress to portray the planned invasion of Iraq as simply an effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions reaches a ...

Oct 10, 2002 / Editorial / Stephen Zunes

The UN Gambit The UN Gambit

George W. Bush's decision to "involve" the United Nations in his plans to attack Iraq does not indicate a conversion to multilateralism on the road to Baghdad. Washington's con...

Sep 12, 2002 / Editorial / Ian Williams

Keeping the UN in Line Keeping the UN in Line

So far this year, US diplomats have secured the removal of Mary Robinson, High Commissioner for Human Rights; José Bustani, head of the Organization for the Prohibition of ...

Jun 27, 2002 / Editorial / Ian Williams

Milosevic, Still at War Milosevic, Still at War

It is probably safe to say that the war crimes trial in The Hague of the former Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic is not going well. At least so far. No credible witnesses ha...

May 9, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Dusko Doder

Judging the Tribunals Judging the Tribunals

After years of collecting evidence against Slobodan Milosevic, the prosecutors at The Hague expected a decisive victory. But as the former Yugoslav president, who insisted on d...

May 9, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Daphne Eviatar

‘I See Thuh Black Card…’ ‘I See Thuh Black Card…’

A review of Suzan-Lori Parks's Topdog/Underdog.

May 9, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Elizabeth Pochoda