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May 20, 2019

Space
A New Space Age Demands International Cooperation, Not Competition or Dominance

The United States should work with partners abroad to reduce orbital congestion, resolve ambiguities surrounding space resource utilization, and defend the planet against asteroids and other space ob…

The Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset as seen from the International Space Station on December 14, 2014.

April 29, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

March 27, 2019

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict Tracker

The Center for Preventive Action’s Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to ongoing conflicts around the world of concern to the United States.

Map of the world with pins where conflicts are

March 15, 2012

International Organizations
Video Brief: United Nations

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…

January 20, 2012

United States
The American Agenda for United Nations Reform

The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for manageme…

November 8, 2006

International Organizations
The Future of the United Nations

Watch experts discuss the past, present, and future of the United Nations.

November 8, 2006

International Organizations
The Future of the United Nations

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting

September 28, 2006

Pakistan
The Future of the United Nations

Watch Shashi Tharoor, the UN undersecretary general for communications and public information, discuss his candidacy for UN secretary general.

September 28, 2006

Pakistan
The Future of the United Nations

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

May 31, 2006

International Organizations
Restoring the Vitality of the United Nations

WARREN M. HOGE:  Good afternoon.  I am Warren Hoge, the United Nations bureau chief of The New York Times, and I am here to introduce our speaker and have a conversation with him, and then throw the…