One of the biggest challenges to American and European negotiators during the Iran nuclear talks was the question of how to reimpose the sanctions if Iran was credibly found to be cheating. This is called a “snap back” provision —...
The first ever US-Africa Summit takes place in DC next week
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-defines diplomacy for the 21st century. Hint: smart, strategic development aid is at the heart of it.
The stakes are high. The alternatives to the diplomatic route: do nothing or bomb Iran are not really options at all.
The blind Chinese dissident deserves asylum. And the USA will probably grant it to him. The only question is how to contain the coming diplomatic fallout.
Though everyone was focused on the Palestine UN bid last week, the official theme of the UN Summit this year is "The role of mediation in the settlement of disputes by peaceful means." Another word for this is Preventative Diplomacy, which has been a new focus of the UN Department of Political Affairs.
Observers of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire have been looking on with nervous anticipation as Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president who refuses to cede power, schemed and pulled every string to hang on to the presidency. The past week has seen the conflict escalate, as the situation is rapidly deteriorating.
The political backdrop today's match is covered well in the New York Times, which writes that the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan are sharing a box for the day-long World Cup semifinal game.
Former National Security Advisor and current UNICEF director Anthony Lake is one of several high ranking Americans at the United Nations. Is the United States collecting intelligence on them, too?