Ian Williams is The Nation's UN correspondent. In addition to his work for the magazine, he frequently comments on world events on a wide variety of radio and TV outlets, including Hardball, The O'Reilly Factor,
Scarborough Country, UN TV and many more.
He is the author of Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776, The Deserter: Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans and His Past, The Alms Trade and The UN For Beginners.
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Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food
How the neocons created a "scandal" to punish a critic of US foreign policies.
Those conservatives who think that "UN Reform" means the dissolution of the United Nations are now calling for the resignation of Kofi Annan.
Check out Williams's new book, Deserter: George W. Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past. Click here to purchase a copy.
This article was adapted from Williams's new book, Deserter: George W. Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past . Click here to purchase a copy.
The same political figures
who engineered the current debacle in Iraq are now trying to blame
the United Nations for more than $10.1 billion worth of oil revenue
they claim Saddam Hussein d
Before he left New York, Hans Blix had a poster on his apartment wall from the big antiwar demonstration in New York City a year ago on the eve of the attack on Iraq.
Most Americans take their system of government for granted, as if Moses himself had delivered the Constitution engraved on marble tablets.
The new UN resolution doesn't even try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law.
Alfred Hitchcock was fond of McGuffins--meaningless plot devices on
which the characters obsess while the real, gruesome story moves on