September 28, 2020Diplomacy and International Institutions
Recent surveys reveal robust global and U.S. support for international cooperation and the United Nations, but also document stark partisan differences in America.
September 22, 2020United Nations
President Trump's virtual address to the UN General Assembly was shallow, unpersuasive, and exaggerated his domestic and international achievements.
September 21, 2020United Nations
Broad-brush critiques of the United Nations often gloss over the distinct institutional components of the UN system and the geopolitical realities it has to work in.
September 14, 2020United Nations General Assembly
Despite limitations, the UN will still sponsor a few notable events and initiatives at this year’s General Assembly, but do not expect any breakthroughs.
August 24, 2020Climate Change
California is setting the pace for climate change disasters. Its plight is a direct consequence of the human addiction to fossil fuels.
August 17, 2020Global Governance
U.S. unilateralism, geopolitical rivalries, and COVID-19 are humbling UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s ambitions for the UN75 agenda.
August 3, 2020Energy and Environment
Environmental stewardship pays economic and other dividends. Fortunately, many are acknowledging that natural capital is just as important for human prosperity and security as financial, physical, an…
July 27, 2020Human Rights
The draft report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights provides a gift to despotic regimes and reveals the Trump administration’s hypocritical human rights policy.