Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with his Security Council by video link (AN/Kremlin)
January 15, 2021
Russia announced plans to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, two months after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration abandoned it.
A 2019 SADC conference for self-determination in Western Sahara co-hosted by South Africa and Namibia (AN/S.A.)
January 11, 2021
Pro-independence leaders in Western Sahara want the Biden administration to resolve a contradiction: U.S. policy runs counter to U.N.-led peace efforts.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
January 7, 2021
International organizations reacted with shock and sadness at the state of American democracy after pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Statue of Albert Gallatin, the Swiss-American who headed the U.S. Treasury Department, in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
December 16, 2020
The IMF was thrust into a dispute over currency manipulation as the U.S. accused Vietnam and Switzerland of currency manipulation.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, then U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, visits Namibia in October 2016 (AN/U.S. Embassy Namibia)
November 23, 2020
(AN) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement on Monday that veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield will serve as a Cabinet-level U.S. ambassador to the United Nations signals America’s pivot back to multilateralism.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman speaks at the opening of the G-20 summit (AN/G-20 Saudi Arabia)
November 22, 2020
(AN) — Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies ended a summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a joint promise to make COVID-19 vaccines affordable and equally accessible for all and to support the U.N. health agency.
ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi of Brunei and other leaders of the 37th ASEAN Summit (AN/ASEAN)
November 15, 2020
(AN) — Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations including China signed a pact on Sunday to promote regional stability by creating the world’s biggest trading alliance, covering 30 percent of global GDP and a market of 2.2 billion people.
A Milwaukee protester against U.S. detention of migrant children in 2019 (AN/Charles Edward Miller)
November 13, 2020
(AN) — With U.S. elections just barely decided, the United Nations Human Rights Council finished putting America’s human rights record under a microscope on Friday in a peer-review process applied to all member nations every four years.
Cleared anti-personnel landmines awaiting destruction in Thailand (AN/Mary Wareham)
November 12, 2020
(AN) — At least 5,554 people — mostly civilians, including many children — were killed or wounded last year because they stepped on a land mine or other unexploded devices left behind in war, advocacy groups reported on Thursday.
An election observer from the Organization of American States in Washington (AN/OAS)
November 6, 2020
(AN) — International election observers from the Organization of American States reported on Friday they witnessed no fraud or voting irregularities among U.S. ballots cast for the November 3 general election.