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Jul 12, 2019
UN expert Richard Gowan peers into his crystal ball to diagnose the problems facing the UN in the near term.
Jul 11, 2019

From condemning China’s treatment of Muslim minorities to probing the gory details of the drug war in the Philippines, the Geneva-based council is making headlines this month.

Jul 11, 2019

'Maybe a decade ago, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was essentially the only terrorist organization operating in the Sahel. Now there's at least 10.'

Jul 9, 2019

Foreign Policy reported Tuesday that the two American allies will each boost their troop presence in Syria by 10 to 15 percent.

Jul 8, 2019

The U.N.’s top human rights official says she's “appalled” by conditions facing migrants detained after illegally crossing America’s southern border.

Jul 5, 2019

Is the UAE pulling out of Yemen, and new research touts the benefits of reforesting Planet Earth.

Jul 3, 2019

At least 44 migrants detained in the Libyan capital of Tripoli were killed in an airstrike this week, an attack a U.N. envoy said “clearly could constitute a war crime.”

Jul 3, 2019

New research finds emissions already locked in by the world’s existing infrastructure are enough to overshoot the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

Jul 2, 2019

A new week brings a new threat to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as Iran said Monday it has now stockpiled more low-enriched uranium than is under the terms of the agreement.

Jun 28, 2019

The Rand Corporation's Ariane Tabatabai assesses Iran's willingness to engage in diplomatic talks with the U.S.

Jun 27, 2019

U.N. human rights rapporteur Victor Madrigal-Borloz weighs in on how restrictive definitions of gender identity can harm transgender people.

Jun 26, 2019

Khalid Elgindy of the Brookings Institution shares his thoughts on whether another country could ever replace the U.S. as the lead Mideast peace broker.

Jun 25, 2019

Kim Clausing predicts where the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will land in their positions on international free trade deals.

Jun 24, 2019

Stewart Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations tells the program that China is happy to fill in the leadership vacuum created by a U.S. retreat at the United Nations.

Jun 21, 2019

The global #MeToo movement – and let’s be honest, anyone who’s ever worked a job – scored a big legal victory on Friday as UN members adopted a first-of-its-kind convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

Jun 20, 2019

The U.S. threatened to cap the number of skilled Indian workers granted special H-1B visas this week, opening a new front in the Trump Administration's effort to overhaul immigration policy.

Jun 19, 2019

President Trump's nominee for U.N. Ambassador said Wednesday the U.S. can still be a global leader, even if it withdraws from key treaties and U.N. organizations.

Jun 19, 2019

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have had choice words this week for both the U.S. and Iran as tensions between the countries continues to mount.

Jun 17, 2019

Bad news for U.S. and other countries used to exporting their trash abroad: the world's 'pollution sinks' are fighting back.

Jun 14, 2019

The WHO stops just short of declaring an ongoing Ebola outbreak a global health crisis.

Jun 13, 2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader rejected the prospect of talks with the U.S. on Thursday, upending a diplomatic visit by Japan's prime minister.

Jun 12, 2019

Thousands of protesters clogged Hong Kong on Wednesday, battling police in a desperate effort to block an extradition bill that hands broad new powers to China.

Jun 11, 2019

A new video game aims to avert nuclear war by making diplomatic simulations cheaper and easier to run.

Jun 10, 2019

Sudan's diverse and historic pro-democracy protest movement faces a new test after the departure of long-time President Omar al-Bashir: getting rid of military leaders.

Jun 7, 2019

The new members of the U.N. Security Council are likely to amplify geopolitical divisions already impeding agreement on the world's crises.

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