Issues / Democracy & Governance
Does the current crisis over the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran mean that the nuclear nonproliferation regime should be strengthened and reformed, or scrapped? Here is an argument for scrapping it.
Prospects for legal accountability for war crimes.
Next steps to address climate change.
We stand, first, with the emerging scientific consensus, which tells us we have very little time to act if we honestly expect to avoid a global (as opposed to a merely local) climate catastrophe.
Assessing the Dayton Peace Accord a decade later.
A one-stop shop for understanding the current crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions: the international players, the fuel cycle and major proposals for regulating it, and a policy to steer us to "calmer waters."
Why would India jeopardize its relations with Iran while it is engaged in high stakes negotiations with Teheran over a $22 billion natural gas deal, and a $5 billion oil pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan?
The signing of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997, represents a great arms control and human rights triumph.
Ruled by a series of harsh military regimes since 1962, Burma serves as a test case for U.S. policy on several fronts: human rights; a growing worldwide heroin epidemic; the role of U.S. state and local governments in relation to international trade policy and practice; forced labor, international labor standards, and the new prominence of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in the era of globalization; and the role of multinational corporations in supporting dictatorships.
United Nations peacekeeping is yet again at a crossroads: it may finally succeed in establishing itself as the preeminent force for conflict prevention and peace, or it could continue operating with a severe mismatch of mandates and resources.