Africa: Green Revolution or Rainbow Evolution?

Kofi Annan and the Bill Gates want to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. Will this herald a new age for African agriculture or the destruction of the continent’s biodiversity?

Ban Ki Whom?

Ban Ki Moon’s first six months as UN Secretary General have registered on the low decibel end of the scale.

United Nations v. United States

In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it’s 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.

A Second Rebirth for East Timor?

Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.