The New York Times

Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group argues that recent presidential election results underscores the Congolese people's commitment to building a democracy.

Jan 11, 2019
Jason Stearns

Non-Resident Fellow James Traub reflects on the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's idealism and the vision he had for the United Nations. For a system where "norms mean nothing without the political will to enforce them", a day when Mr. Annan's ideals prevail over political maneuvers is yet to come.

Aug 20, 2018
James Traub
United Nations

Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today's challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man's land. "Most of the time we don't wear weapons," said the force commander, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund.

Sep 28, 2015
Jim Della-Giacoma
Peace and Security