The ICC has been criticised for not acting against South Africa after it failed to arrest Sudan's president in 2015. But, the court actually acted sensibly given the challenges it faces.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.
Iraqi Kurds will vote Yes to independence in September – and it could lead to trouble.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
An adversarial international commission of inquiry, similar to one instituted to resolve a dispute between Britain and Russia in 1905, could break the deadlock over the downed flight.
Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence.
The precise wording of UN resolutions and the smallest of concessions by Pyongyang are telltale signs that change is underway.
Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.
The world needs to take urgent steps to stop the threat of mass massacres in South Sudan with tough measures that must include direct legal and financial sanctions against the main protagonists.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
The UN's Charter legally binds it to promote gender equality, but guess what: yes, it's a man again.
Even the UN Security Council's most stubborn members have committed to defending South Sudan's residents against violence.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
The world is steadily transitioning to a multipolar systemic balance of power. The UN Security Council needs to reflect and be a truer representative of the emerging voices of a contemporary “UN”.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
We're unlikely to see the Syrian leader face charges for crimes against humanity any time soon.