United Nations

Here's the Deal the U.S. and Iran Should Make Right Now
September 23, 2013

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

More Reasons for Optimism About Iran's New President
September 19, 2013

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

The New Truthers: Americans Who Deny Syria Used Chemical Weapons
September 11, 2013

Eager to forestall a U.S. intervention, Bashar al-Assad has agreed to relinquish his stockpile of chemical weapons—a stockpile that, until this week, he denied even possessing.

Congress is About to Blow a Negotiated Settlement in Syria
September 09, 2013

A vote by Congress to reject the resolution sought by President Barack Obama to authorize military force in Syria will add to the long list of unintended consequences already produced by bad policy choices on Syria.

Obama's Speech Didn't Restore His Red Line. Here's What Could
August 31, 2013

President Obama has just declared his decision to launch military strikes against Syria, after seeking approval for Congress, in order to hold the Syrian government accountable for its recent chemical weapon atrocities.

Facebook Isn't the Key to Catching Terrorists
July 30, 2013

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that U.N.

The Heroism of Malala
July 12, 2013

This morning, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist the Taliban shot in the head in 2012 in an attempt to silence her crusade for girls’ education, addressed the United Nations in her first public speech since her attempted assasination.

It's Time to Intervene in Syria
Red lines exist for a reason. Syria shouldn't get away with crossing one.
April 30, 2013

Red lines exist for a reason. Syria shouldn't get away with crossing one.

Obama's Strange Silence on Syria
Even before chemical weapons were used, there was a refugee crisis. Why won't the president act?
April 26, 2013

There's a refugee crisis. And now, chemical weapons have been used. When will the president act?

Could North Korea Nuke Washington?
March 08, 2013

No, they couldn't. A brief, somewhat comforting explainer

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