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An Insider's Guide to the UN
     

An Insider's Guide to the UN

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by Linda Fasulo
 

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The United Nations increasingly finds itself at the center of world events in an age of rapid globalization. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we understand its structure and functions. In this highly readable book, a prominent news correspondent at the UN provides a colorful introduction to its activities and goals.
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The United Nations increasingly finds itself at the center of world events in an age of rapid globalization. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we understand its structure and functions. In this highly readable book, a prominent news correspondent at the UN provides a colorful introduction to its activities and goals.
UN correspondent Linda Fasulo draws on her own observations as well as on the insights of other individuals who have been active in the UN, including US ambassadors Richard Holbrooke, Madeleine Albright, and John Negroponte. She explains how the UN came into existence, what governing principles guide its operation, and what it is like to be a participant. She describes the organization, responsibilities, and often-tense politics of the Security Council. Surveying the many humanitarian, crime-fighting, and peacekeeping programs of the UN, Fasulo concludes that there are important reasons for Americans to give the United Nations their support.

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““No one knows the big picture and inner workings of the UN better than Linda Fasulo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in international affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor, NBC Nightly News

““Will become the indispensable source on the United Nations for everyone from students to diplomats. I keep it handy on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Dean of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

““A generalist’s hoped-for introduction . . . [and] a specialist’s new and valued tool.”—Duncan McNiff, “Editor’s Picks Book Review,” Foreign Policy Association (fpa.org)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300107623
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Linda Fasulo is UN correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and a longtime contributor to National Public Radio.

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