Tag: United Nations

Rebecca Gordon: The Enemies of my Enemy

August 2016

What does it mean when war hawks say, “Never Trump”?

Richard Falk: Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary General

May 2016

Why the selection process for the Secretary General has always protected the global order.

Nick Turse: The Kids Aren’t All Right

May 2015

Presidential waivers, child soldiers, and an American-made army in Africa

Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

April 2015

The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.

Rebecca Gordon: American Torture—Past, Present, and… Future?

December 2014

Beyond the Senate torture report.

Laura Gottesdiener: Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal

November 2014

A journey across a city divided.

Richard Falk: Living Together on Planet Earth

October 2014

Four logics that define the statist world order.

Eddie Bautista: Why We March

September 2014

Stepping forth for a planet in peril.

Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

January 2014

A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.

Richard Falk: Invisible Horizons of a Just Palestine/Israel Future

November 2013

The burden of history lies heavy on the United Nations.

Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli Democracy

October 2013

Journey to the center of a refugee camp.

Richard Falk: Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis

September 2013

If an attack on Syria is averted, it could mark a welcome shift in U.S. foreign policy.

Justin Elliott: U.N. Think Tank Opening Office in Bahrain, with Bahraini Government Funding

March 2013

Can groups advocate for peace and justice while accepting money from authoritarian governments?

Ben Rawlence: A Signal of Hope for Congo

March 2013

There’s a framework for peace in Congo, and if Rwanda will stop interfering, it just might work.

Richard Falk: For What?

July 2012

Richard Falk considers how he came to find himself so drawn to the Palestinian cause.

Richard Falk: On the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations

June 2012

To solve global problems, we have to start thinking in terms of civilizations instead of than nation-states.  A dispatch from the recent Istanbul Partners Forum.

Daniel Moss: Debating the Future of Our World’s Water

April 2012

The World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference.

Contested Territory

July 2011 On July 9, southern Sudan is scheduled to become the world’s newest country. Rebecca Hamilton discusses the impact of this change on the rest of the region.