As European countries engage in advanced negotiations over the first regional financial transaction tax, this memo aims to answer some frequently asked questions about the issue.
The Assad administration seeks to double-down on Kofi Annan’s peace proposal by demanding the opposition turn in its weapons.
At the moment a ceasefire seems to be holding.
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 Moon’s first six months as UN Secretary General have registered on the low decibel end of the scale.
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.
Talking Points for the Time-Crunched
How about kicking UN peacekeeping up a notch? A rapid response unit is needed now more than ever.
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.
The glass of UN reform is more than half full, despite the best efforts of the United States and John Bolton.