December 3, 2019Election 2020
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be taking the advice of John Maynard Keynes. The legendary economist is said to have remarked, “When the facts change, I change my mind.” Back in Marc…
November 18, 2019France
European leaders are championing multilateral cooperation as the United States continues its turn away from global leadership.
September 24, 2019United Nations General Assembly
As the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit concludes, world leaders need some outside the box thinking about steps to strengthen their national commitments to shrink their greenhouse gas emissions ahead of…
August 12, 2019Election 2020
Update: Bill de Blasio announced on September 20, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. Height is an advantage in presidential politics. Throughout American history, the taller of the two major p…
August 7, 2019Climate Change
Pacific island nations under threat from rising sea levels can translate geopolitical competition in the region into climate action.
July 10, 2019Southeast Asia
Last month, the United Nations released a scathing report about the organization’s own actions in Myanmar over the past ten years. The report, written by an independent investigator, but commissioned…
June 17, 2019Digital Policy
A new UN report on digital cooperation could fall on deaf ears in a period of intense global technology competition.
April 24, 2019Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Working toward a definition of lethal autonomous weapons systems contributes to the creation of norms, even in the absence of binding legal instruments.
March 26, 2019Mozambique
Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe this month and dissipated last week. Recovery in the affected countries is starting, but there is still a long way to go. The UN is involved. The death toll continues to mount. As of March 24, according to media, it was 446 in Mozambique, 259 in Zimbabwe and at least 56 in Malawi. Local authorities caution that it is likely to go much higher.