Americans need to stop looking at foreign policy the way they look at baseball. Baseball's greatest championship may be called be the World Series, but everyone knows it's really American. Likewise, when we think of the "international community," we imagine people that think like us.
Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious--and the most tolerated--human rights violations, both a cause and ...
For Paris 2015 to be truly a success, countries need to hold one another accountable and not rest on the laurels of an agreement that looks historic. We're on a path to slow the effects of climate change, but we are not yet on a path that does enough.
Every day, an estimated 1,500 children die from diarrhea largely caused by a lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene -- more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.
Following the horrendous attacks in Paris and Beirut over the last week, the international community is now galvanizing towards a political solution in Syria. It's an opportunity we can't let slip through our hands.
On October 29, 2015, Florin Postica, senior investigator at the UN, and Ai Loan Nguyen-Kropp, then-investigator at the UN, marked the sixth anniversary of their ordeal as whistleblowers at the United Nations.
How do we speak of peace this week after the series of brutal attacks witnessed in Lebanon, Egypt, France, Turkey, Israel, and Palestine - not to mention the daily bloodshed in Syria? In the face of these atrocities, an immediate definition comes to mind: peace is more than the absence of war.
We can save millions of children, women and men from dying or being injured in traffic accidents. Let us do it.
There is recognition at the United Nations that people of African descent have been subject to a fairly specific kind of insipid global racism.
It was only when Syrian refugees started reaching European shores that the international community began again to look seriously for a solution. I wonder what disaster will it take for the world to seek an end to the region's forgotten conflict: the civil war currently raging in Yemen.
Seventy years after the founding of the UN, armed conflict continues to plague the world. The UN Charter forbids the use of military force except in self-defense after an armed attack by another state or when approved by the Security Council. Yet the three most recent US presidents have violated that command.
Motivation: the state or condition of having a strong reason to accomplish something. In today's world, one's motive, can get convoluted by mere cho...
We don't have to say we take certain things for granted when we do - we do so by being okay with the status quo when we know change is urgently needed.
If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.
Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.
We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?