Negotiations on the Climate Change Treaty Go Past Deadline

What is the status of the negotiations among the nearly 200 country delegates attending the climate change conference in Paris right now, given that it was supposed to close Dec. 11 with a legally binding treaty to control global warming? Some outstanding issues remain to be debated, though none of them, it appears, will interfere … Read more

The UN Approves a New Peacekeeping Force to Fix Mali

Displaced Malians

The United Nations Security Council has authorized a new, ambitious stabilization mission to be deployed in Mali, consisting of nearly 13,000 military and police personnel who will begin operating on July 1 with a mandate of one year to provide security to “key population centers.” The mission, called Minusma (for Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in … Read more

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