United Nations

This Photo Is Not from ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s From Syria.
February 26, 2014

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

Undercover at the U.N. Lounge, Where Diplomats Get Drunk and Handsy
January 30, 2014

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

America Must Stand Firm on Syria at the Geneva II Conference
January 21, 2014

The conference is a diplomatic Hail Mary pass.

Why Did Ted Cruz Write a Harvard Law Review Article Embracing a Convicted Poisoner's Cause?
January 20, 2014

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

Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations
November 14, 2013

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

Iran's President Is Still All Talk, But He's Saying the Right Things
September 29, 2013

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

The U.N. Is 95 Percent Certain Humans Cause Climate Change. What About the Other 5 Percent?
September 27, 2013

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.

Obama Just Gave His Most Significant Foreign Policy Speech
September 24, 2013

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.

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.