The United Nations under U Thant, 1961-1971

Overview

Thant's ten years as secretary-general witnessed a series of new peacekeeping missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and the establishment of institutional structures for the discussions of North-South economic issues. But fiscal crisis brought near paralysis; the United States became increasingly alienated from the organization over the existing policies in Vietnam; and the Arab-Israeli War demonstrated the UN's inability to prevent crisis from escalating into war. By the end of Thant's second term, the ...

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Overview

Thant's ten years as secretary-general witnessed a series of new peacekeeping missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and the establishment of institutional structures for the discussions of North-South economic issues. But fiscal crisis brought near paralysis; the United States became increasingly alienated from the organization over the existing policies in Vietnam; and the Arab-Israeli War demonstrated the UN's inability to prevent crisis from escalating into war. By the end of Thant's second term, the position of secretary-general was more secure but far weaker than it was ten years before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810837003
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Series: Partners for Peace Series , #3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bernard J. Firestone is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Hofstra University, New York.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: From Hammarskjöld to Thant Chapter 2 1 Early Crises: The Congo and Cuba Chapter 3 Appendix 1A The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty 1963 Chapter 4 2 Peacekeeping in the Third World Chapter 5 3 Man of the Third World Chapter 6 4 The New Majority and the United States: The Fiscal Crisis and Vietnam Chapter 7 Appendix 4A The Dominican Crisis, 1965 Chapter 8 5 Final Disappointments: The 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the India-Pakistan War of 1971 Chapter 9 Appendix 5A The China Question, 1961-1971 Chapter 10 6 Assessment Chapter 11 Chronology, 1961-1974 Chapter 12 Appendix A United Nations Members Chapter 13 Appendix B Excerpt from the Charter of the United Nations Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

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