Richard Wilcox (GWU): The Effect of United Nations Peace Operations on Post-Civil War Human Rights. Frederic Megret (McGill): From Peacekeeping to R2P: The Protection of Civilians as the UN's New Raison D'Etre? David Williams reviews Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations by Norrie MacQueen. Amending the UN Charter: Kalpana Murari on making the United Nations work for global commons. Roger Morgan reviews Governing the World: The History of an Idea by Mark Mazower. From UN Chronicle, open access and closed minds: Nalaka Gunawardene on balancing intellectual property and public interest in the digital age. An interview with Robert Kirkpatrick, director of UN Global Pulse, on the value of Big Data. Ali Wyne has some thoughts on the United Nations. Psy makes the U.N. cool: What happened when YouTube’s breakout star met the U.N. secretary-general? Attention all UN enthusiasts and history buffs: The UN History Project, a new project collecting archival history of the United Nations and international institutions, has been launched. Obama's secret plan to give the United Nations control of the military and the Internet has been exposed. Back to work: Colum Lynch on 7 things the U.N. can finally get around to doing now that the U.S. election is over.