January 30, 2020
Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises.
January 16, 2020
The Green New Deal has motivated those who want the United States to undertake unprecedented climate action, but it has also drawn backlash. How is the rest of the world grappling with decarbonizatio…
December 16, 2019
The U.S. census, one of the few in the world to directly count every resident, is used to distribute political power as well as federal funding. In 2020, it faces controversy over immigration, cybers…
November 25, 2019
The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy and has become more assertive in promoting the rule of law, human rights, and fair elections as some states face domes…
More than a million Muslims have been arbitrarily detained in China’s Xinjiang Province. The reeducation camps are just one part of the government’s crackdown on Uighurs.
October 22, 2019
Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.
August 26, 2019
The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.
August 20, 2019
The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.
July 10, 2019
Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost the region’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.
April 9, 2019
Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction to the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.