An announcement by President Obama that the United States would support India's ascension to a permanent seat on the Security Council is less about the future of the Security Council and more about firming up India as a reliable American ally.
According to the latest projections from NOAA, the storm should pass in about six hours or so. In the meantime, storm surges, an overflowing river, and pounding rain are wreaking the kind of havoc that we've been expecting all week.
A couple of countries with more hostile relations with the USA took the opportunity to score some political points. But most of the conversation was not anything different from the kind of discussion you might find if Harold Koh were to discuss America's human rights record at a town hall meeting in, say, Denver.
The mHealth Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C. next week. The following item, which originally appeared in Global Health Magazine, provides a case study of how one mobile tool provided critical support following the Haiti earthquake.
Gefeliciteerd Nederlands! For the first time ever, the UN Development Program has ranked countries according to a "Gender Inequality Index" and the Dutch come out on top. Here is how other countries scored.