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October 23, 2007

International Organizations
Eliasson: Peacekeeping ‘Futile’ Without a Peace to Keep

Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.

January 27, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East’s Conflicts Aren’t Done With the Emirates

Just when the United Arab Emirates thought it was done with focusing on foreign policy, they’re getting pulled back in.

The Burj Khalifa (C) skyscraper is seen as the sun sets over Dubai October 5, 2010.

October 9, 2013

Global
UN General Assembly Recap: From Syria to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, discusses the most recent UN General Assembly session.

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February 2, 2022

Ukraine
Russia and the West: A New Cold War?

Panelists discuss the escalating threats at the Ukrainian border, the risks of Russian military action, as well as the mounting tensions between Russia, the United States, and the European Union that…

Play Map of eastern Europe

February 3, 2022

Ukraine
The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Determine the Future of Sovereignty

Despite the host of unknowns muddling the crisis at the Russia-Ukraine border, the situation does clearly expose how countries manipulate a bedrock principle of the state-based international system t…

Ukrainian lawmakers hold state flags of Ukraine's partners to show their appreciation of political support and military aid during a session of parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine February 1, 2022.

February 1, 2021

Democracy
After the Capitol Riot, Biden’s Summit for Democracy Is More Needed Than Ever

Now more than ever, democracy’s champions need to hang together. The Biden administration should approach its proposed Summit for Democracy in the spirit of humility rather than hubris.

National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2021.

January 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
America Needs Protection. So Does the Regime.

The U.S. military secured Joe Biden’s inauguration. But the new administration also needs to treat the armed forces as a potential threat.

October 9, 2012

Human Rights
Where Do Our Rights Come From?

In the last few decades, "rights talk" has become increasingly common. But what is the origin of these "rights?" Why do we have the right to freedom of speech or religion or assembly? That is an eas…

UN Secretariat Building

November 26, 2013

Ukraine
A Tug of War Between East and West

Ukraine tacked toward Russia ahead of the EU summit but the geopolitical contest for all three sides will likely intensify, says expert Jan Techau.

February 22, 2021

United States
Biden’s Foreign Policy for the Middle Class Takes Shape

Biden's first major foreign policy address drew the curtain on the disastrous Trump era, emphasizing the nation’s strength at home determines its success abroad—and vice versa.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., on February 5, 2021.