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For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and ...

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Overview

For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, the Opposing Viewpoints editorial team has adhered to its commitment to editorial objectivity. Readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. In short, Opposing Viewpoints is the best research and learning tool for exploring the issues that continually shape and define our turbulent and changing world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737748420
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Is the United Nations Effective?

Chapter Preface 18

1 The United Nations Is Increasing Its Effectiveness Asha-Rose Migiro 20

2 The United Nations Is Utterly Ineffective Jamal Bittar 28

3 The UN Human Rights Council Faces Challenges Barbara Crossette 32

4 The UN Human Rights Council Is Hypocritical Doug Bandow 41

5 The United Nations Has Had Success in Peacekeeping Joshua Muravchik 48

6 The United Nations' Peacekeeping Efforts Need Improvement Richard Williamson 53

Periodical Bibliography 58

Chapter 2 Is the United Nations Impartial Toward the Middle East?

Chapter Preface 60

1 The United Nations Is Biased Against Israel UN Watch 62

2 The United Nations Is Not Anti-Israel U.S. Department of State 68

3 The United Nations Must Fight Anti-Semitism Anne Bayefsky 75

4 The UN Relief and Works Agency Promotes Terrorism Asaf Romirowsky 83

5 The UN Relief and Works Agency Does Not Support Terrorism Maya Rosenfeld 89

6 Islamic Nations Threaten UN Human Rights Principles Luiza Ch. Savage 99

Periodical Bibliography 111

Chapter 3 Should the United States Support the United Nations?

Chapter Preface 113

1 U.S. Leaders Must Support the United Nations Mark Malloch Brown 115

2 The United States Should Leave the United Nations John F. McManus 125

3 The United States Must Push for Reform of the United Nations Brett Schaefer Steven Groves 130

4 The United States Is Changing Its Approach to the United Nations Susan Rice 136

5 The United States Supports UN Goals Regarding Women Meryl Frank 148

Periodical Bibliography 154

Chapter 4 What Is the Future of the United Nations?

Chapter Preface 156

1 The UN Security Council and General Assembly Need Reforming Rodrigue Tremblay 158

2 Reform of the UN Security Council Is Unlikely Sven Bernhard Gareis Johannes Varwick 165

3 The World's Powers Must Support the United Nations Shoji Ogawa 173

4 The United Nations Is Losing Its Relevancy Joel Hainsfurther 183

5 The United Nations Has Many Goals Still to Achieve Ban Ki-moon Ray Suarez 189

Periodical Bibliography 195

For Further Discussion 196

Organizations to Contact 198

Bibliography of Books 202

Index 205

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