United Nations

This is Damascus, last month. And these are Palestinian refugees lining up for food. 

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The Hottest Club in New York is .... Part of the United Nations

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The conference is a diplomatic Hail Mary pass.

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The Texas Senator's strange Harvard Law Review article embraces the cause of a microbiologist who tried to poison her friend.

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Understanding both is key to a potentially enduring solution to the snagged negotiations.

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The call, now heard around the world, made Friday by President Barack Obama from the Oval Office to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as he was stuck in New York City traffic on his way to the airport, has at least for the moment ended a tumultuous 34-year-old estrangement between the two countries, a estrangement only occasionally broken by discreet mid-level meetings between the two countries’ representatives, or “back-channel” encounters. 

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Early Friday morning, members of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of their fifth mammoth assessment of all the world’s best scholarship on global trends in climate change. The outlook, predictably, is not good. The planet is absolutely warming at a pace that is “unprecedented.” And the report’s authors can say with 95 percent certainty that the prevailing cause of climate change is human activity.

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President Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday to the United Nations was his most significant foreign policy statement since becoming president. It showed he had clearly learned something from the recent “red line” fiasco in Syria.

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When Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, speaks at the United Nations General Assembly this week, the world will hold its breath.

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Iran's new president is headed to New York this week. Americans should be optimistic.

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