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August 22, 2018

United Nations
The UN Kofi Annan Left Behind

In an op-ed recently published in Foreign Policy, I write about the legacy of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations. Kofi Annan, who died last weekend, was arguably the most co…

Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva on August 2, 2012.

February 26, 2017

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.

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December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

November 16, 2015

Global
The United Nations and Global Human Rights

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein shares his reflections on the status of human rights across the world.

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December 1, 2014

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2015

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fourteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the centennial …

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October 28, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Economy: Bringing The State Back In

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew visited Cairo on Monday and no one seemed to notice or care. That’s probably because of the awful terrorist attack that took the lives of at least 31 Egyptian consc…

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September 18, 2008

Global Governance
Timeline: UN Secretary-Generals

A biographical timeline of past UN secretary-generals and their accomplishments.

June 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Hello (Ahlan), Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: President of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s new president yesterday.  He succeeded the interim president, Adly Mansour. And who appointed Mansour? Why, Sisi himself after he and the Egypt…

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March 26, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Probing for Chemical Attacks in Syria

The success of a UN investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo province last week will depend on a number of factors and could prove inconclusive, says CFR’s Gregory Koblentz.

February 15, 2013

Wars and Conflict
The Global Regime for Armed Conflict

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Preventing armed conflict, keeping peace, and rebuilding war-torn states remain among the most intractable challenges …