Epic irony: Mideast moves forward while America moves backward

The contrast between events in the Middle East and the political reality here in America is striking: as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere rise by the millions to protest injustice, and as governments from Jordan to Syria see the writing on the wall,...

Millennium Development Goals explained

The Millennium Development Goals have been described as the world’s to-do list. Here’s more on the MDGs from my UN Dispatch colleague, Mark Goldberg and John McArthur of Millennium...