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News and events at the United Nations
Sep 18, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & John McArthur
A short history of the UN's Millennium Development Goals
Are we on the right track to achieve the goals?
Anticipating the key events of UN Week
Is $26 billion in aid too much to ask for at this time?
Big announcements vs. real contributions
How to judge the success or failure of next week's summit
Jul 11, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Dana Goldstein
Dana follows the US foreign-aid money in Congo
Your smartphone may be fueling rape and murder
Western leadership is key to the success of UN peacekeeping
This week's most exciting bureaucratic restructuring
Why empowering women is a great investment
In Sri Lanka, government-led riot shutters UN office
Jun 13, 2010 — Various & Mark Leon Goldberg
UK Amb. Mark Grant; Indian Amb. Manjeev Puri
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe
Canadian Amb. John McNee; Senegalese Amb. Paul Badji
Under-Secretary-General for Communications, Kiyo Akasaka
UNFPA Exec. Dir., T. Obaid; Special Envoy for Malaria, R. Chambers
Exec. Dir. of UN Capital Master Plan, Michael Adlerstein
Jun 6, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Kevin Jon Heller
Is Israel's blockade of Gaza legal?
What Lincoln's blockade of the Confederacy tells us about Gaza
The international political fallout at the UN
Kevin: America is the ICC's concern troll
How to define the international crime of "aggression"
Are CIA drone pilots legal combatants?
May 2, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Daryl Kimball
Obama's goals at the nonproliferation treaty review conference
How the Non-Aligned Movement could influence negotiations
Spoilers! Iran will try to block consensus
Daryl on the crucial issues the conference must address
The evolving US-IAEA relationship, from Bush to Obama
Assessing the new IAEA Director General
Apr 25, 2010 — Jacqueline Shire & Matthew Lee
Did Afghan troops execute an American?
Dissecting the vivid UN report on the Bhutto assassination
Jackie: Obama is making a strategic error on Iran
Sudan holds sham election; US and UN quiet
Has Obama's pragmatism corrupted his idealism?
UN staff luxuriating on "Love Boat" cruise ship in Haiti?
Apr 14, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Suzanne Nossel
Suzanne, coiner of "smart power," on Obama's foreign policy
Incremental progress since US joined the Human Rights Council
Suzanne on the controversial Goldstone Report
Iran wants to be on the Human Rights Council...hmmm...
From America's perspective, what good is the Council?
How the Obama administration sees international institutions
Mar 21, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Charli Carpenter
Human security and UN peacekeeping efforts
World Food Program diverting aid to Somali militants?
Will the West continue to support Somalia's government?
Somali pirates as heroes of capitalism
International Women's Day and the UN's gender reforms
Cylons invade the UN! No, really...
Mar 14, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Erin Weir
A quick tour of Sudan's recent past and near future
Is the comprehensive peace accord of 2005 unravelling?
Conflict in oil-rich Abyei strains the UN mission
Is a new outbreak of violence in Sudan inevitable?
Congo: Peacekeepers adapt while attacks on civilians continue
Getting smarter about peacekeeping
Feb 28, 2010 — Matthew Lee & Jacqueline Shire
The IAEA's troubling new report on Iran
Do Israel's nukes lead to further proliferation?
Is independence for South Sudan a good thing?
World Food Program accused of funding Somali insurgents
UN visits North Korea, gets cold shoulder
Corruption, lawyers, guns, money, drugs, terrorism!
Feb 7, 2010 — Mark Leon Goldberg & Paul Collier
Why is Haiti the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere?
Paul: Relocate, localize labor, develop economic centers
Haiti needs a Bill Clinton
Building up governance along with infrastructure
Jan 24, 2010 — Matthew Lee & Jacqueline Shire
Haiti crisis tests America's new approach to the UN
US and France fight over who's in charge in Haiti
Bill Clinton approves of Royal Caribbean's Haitian vacation
Was the UN building in Haiti safe?
Jackie: David Brooks's Haiti column was callous
UN's top Afghanistan post given to a nepotistic dandy?