United Nations

How China Outsmarted the Trump Administration

While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.

What Biden Told Me on the Train After Trump’s First UN Speech

In the Biden-Harris vision, my multi-ethnic family is the fulfillment of America’s promise to the world.

Lebanon Needs More than US Sanctions

Hezbollah must go. Here's how the international community can help develop a democratic and secular system that works for the people. 

Don't Be Fooled. Trump’s Cuts to WHO Aren’t About the Coronavirus

Republicans have been hating on international organizations for decades. This is just a convenient excuse to take another shot, and it harms American security.

‘We Shouldn’t Be Buying the Taliban’s Excuse’

The Afghan national security adviser wants his government to take over after a failed year of U.S. negotiations. But now the country has an uncertain election to contend with.

Trump Delivers Populist Message to the UN — and US Voters

The president put 2020 politics front and center in his third address to the General Assembly.

America Is Abandoning the International Systems that Made It Great

Though Trump has accelerated its decline, the crisis of multilateralism has much deeper roots.

Yes, the UN Is Still Necessary

In his dramatic Dec. 4 speech decrying the international body, Secretary of State Pompeo seems to have confused cause and correlation.

Trump Taps Loyalist Fox News Veteran as UN Ambassador

Heather Nauert, currently the State Department’s chief spokesperson, is not known for challenging her superiors.

Nikki Haley Touts Values-Based Foreign Policy, Showing Daylight with Trump

In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between her and the president.

Will Nikki Haley Be The Last Trump Official Who Stands Up to Russia?

The American ambassador to the UN, who is stepping down this year, is perhaps the Trump administration’s most forceful, but often solitary, critic of Moscow.

Russia, US Offer Competing Vision of Cyber Norms to the UN

Two proposed versions of an “international code of conduct for international information security” set up a clash between autocracies and democracies.

Dire New UN Climate Report Lays Out a Way Ahead

The battle to prevent climate change has already been lost. But the battle to blunt its effects has just begun.

Who Will Replace Nikki Haley?

Trump has increasingly sought advisers who are less apt to push back on his disruptive agenda.

Want Better Peacekeeping Ops? Add Women

Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness and advance stability.

What Trump's UN Speech Says About What Comes Next

His General Assembly speech laid out his worldview—and offered some clues about what could lie ahead.

A Solitary and Defiant Message to the UN In Trump’s Second Speech

“We reject the ideology of globalism. And we embrace the doctrine of patriotism,” Trump told world leaders.