Tuesday, November 30, 2004

United Nations

On Thursday, a blue-ribbon panel will offer Two Proposals for UN Security Council Reform.

It is worthwhile asking at this stage what purpose the UN really serves. Being long-time cynics about the role of the UN, we have been struck by the fawning for the UN in Indian media.

Two Indian Express opinion-essays buck this trend. This is why they are important.

Does the UN matter?

How to deal with the gang in New York

Update: After reviewing the blue-ribbon proposals, The Statesman concludes India shortchanged in UN overhaul report

This should neither come as a surprise nor does it matter very much in the real world.

1 comment:

Shanti said...

Did you write teh second Indian Express column? It was pretty good.

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