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Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

Kofi Annan Annan

Over forty years of service to the United Nations - the last ten as Secretary-General - Kofi Annan has been at the centre of the major geopolitical events of our time. Drawing on his recollections of major figures from Tony Blair to George W. Bush, Yasser Arafat to Yitzhak Rabin, Saddam Hussein to Nelson Mandela, INTERVENTIONS offers a unique, behind-the-scenes view of global diplomacy during one of the most consequential eras in recent history.

With eloquence and immediacy, Annan recounts the highs and lows of his years at the United Nations: from shuttle-diplomacy during crises such as Kosovo, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine to the disastrous and wrenching battles over the Iraq War and the creation of the landmark Responsibility to Protect doctrine. He writes with unprecedented candour about the organizations ongoing challenges and failed efforts - the tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia, continuing violence in the Middle East, the endurance of AIDS and endemic poverty on his home continent, and much else.

Yet Annan embeds these crises within the context of global politics, revealing how, time and again, the nations of the world have retreated from the UNs radical mandate. He makes a passionate case for a United Nations that serves the interests of individuals around the globe rather than of its member states, and that intervenes, rather than stands by, in the face of humanitarian crisis. Ultimately, Annan shows readers a world where solutions are available, if we have the will and courage to see them through.

An unparalleled personal history of international statecraft, INTERVENTIONS is as much a memoir as a guide to world order - past, present, and future.

Sayfa Sayısı: 400

Baskı Yılı: 2012

Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Allan Lane

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