What’s Next for Afghanistan

When I reached former UN Dispatch contributor Ahmad Shuja in Kabul, the country was still reeling from the deadliest single Taliban attack since the start of the insurgency nearly 15 years ago. Some 160 you...

“Climate Refugees,” Explained

What makes a "climate refugee?" There is no standard definition and no such a category of refugees currently exist under international law. But the fact is people who have been uprooted because of climate chang...

The Security Council Goes to Washington

The 15 member UN Security Council is visiting Washington, DC. It's a field trip of sorts from headquarters in New York to the capitol of the host country and largest funder of UN operations around the world. ...