The system itself is broken.
"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi
Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the
Secretary General had taken his own advice, maybe his Brazi
With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in
Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including
the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello--the t
The new UN resolution doesn't even try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law.
Emerging from their meeting in Belfast the day before US forces
announced Baghdad had fallen, George W.
Much to the frustration of the Bush Administration, France, Russia,
China and the other members of the United Nations Security Council
opposing the British-US resolution on Iraq have not bought
It was a cold, gray morning, chance of flurries. As I braced for the
weather that's buffeted the East Coast recently, I thought: What a
spiraling blizzard of bad policy we face.
Pre-emptive war flagrantly contradicts the UN's legal framework.
Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.
Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.