The excitement over who will be the next director of the International Atomic Energy Agency has got me thinking: Who runs the world? Or, more accurately, who runs organizations designed to add order and structure to international cooperation?
Here is a back-of-the envelope roundup of all the international organizations of which I could think. Have I missed any? Would you have counted FIFA? A prize goes to the reader who can correctly pick the nationality of the person who runs the Universal Postal Union. No cheating!