United Nations

Israel’s War Against Hamas Continues

The IDF plans to take the tunnels under Rafah as the country grapples with the tunnel under UNRWA HQ.

The United Nations’ Palestinian Refugee Agency, Explained

The revelation that U.N. staff members participated in October 7 is the latest in a string of controversies.

Our Best Stuff From the Week Nikki Haley Fought Back

Plus: The RNC jumps the shark, the United Nations beclowns itself, and more.

Is It Time to Give Up on the United Nations?

The U.S. spends billions propping up the compromised and mostly useless international organization.

South Africa’s International Court of Justice Claims Against Israel, Explained

The United Nations arm will weigh in on claims of genocide.

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Hand Gaza to the United Nations

An international administration of the territory is the least-bad solution.

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War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, Explained 

What certain fighting words mean and why they matter.

Iran Shows No Signs of ‘De-Escalation’

As the White House pursues diplomacy, Iran’s president threatens America and its allies.

Zelensky’s Whirlwind U.S. Tour

The Ukrainian president faces resistance as he makes the case for continued support.

Hopeless in Haiti

‘It’s the worst it’s ever been in the last … probably 50 years.’

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The U.N.’s Failure in Lebanon

The murder of an Irish soldier is just the latest blow to its peacekeeping mission.

How to Really Turn the Screws on North Korea

Unprecedented missile tests deserve a more serious diplomatic and economic response.

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Calling Putin’s Black Sea Bluff

Why did Russia’s president back down on his threat to resume blockading Ukrainian grain exports? A Dispatch Explainer.

Putin Is Making a Mockery of the United Nations

The Biden administration must finally recognize what engagement at the U.N. can and cannot do.