August 22, 2018
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…
February 26, 2017
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.
December 29, 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
Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein shares his reflections on the status of human rights across the world.
December 1, 2014
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 …
October 28, 2014
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…
September 18, 2008
A biographical timeline of past UN secretary-generals and their accomplishments.
June 9, 2014
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…
March 26, 2013
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
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Scope of the Challenge
Preventing armed conflict, keeping peace, and rebuilding war-torn states remain among the most intractable challenges …