India on the Security Council? Not Likely

An announcement by President Obama that the United States would support India's ascension to a permanent seat on the Security Council is less about the future of the  Security Council and more about firming up India as a reliable American ally.

United States Faces the Human Rights Council Today

A couple of countries with more hostile relations with the USA took the opportunity to score some political points. But most of the conversation was not anything different from the kind of discussion you might find if Harold Koh were to discuss America's human rights record at a town hall meeting in, say, Denver.