Interventions A Life in War and Peace

ISBN-10: 0143123955
ISBN-13: 9780143123958
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Description: A “candid, courageous, and unsparing memoir” (The New York Review of Books) of post–Cold War politics and global statecraftWritten with eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions is the story of Kofi Annan’s remarkable time at the center of  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

A “candid, courageous, and unsparing memoir” (The New York Review of Books) of post–Cold War politics and global statecraftWritten with eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions is the story of Kofi Annan’s remarkable time at the center of the world stage. After forty years of service at the United Nations, Annan—who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001—shares his unique experiences during the terrorist attacks of September 11; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the war between Israel, Hizbollah, and Lebanon; the brutal conflicts of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations following the end of the Cold War. A personal biography of global statecraft, Interventions is as much a memoir as a guide to world order—past, present, and future.

Mary Robinson is former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002, and former President of Ireland, 1990-97. She now leads Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Kevin Boyle is Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. Kofi Annan of Ghana was the seventh Secretary General of the United Nations, from 1997 to 2004. Louise Arbour is current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She began her term in 2004.

Preface: The Arc of Intervention
Prologue: Peacekeeper, Peacemaker
Independence: African Beginnings
Promises to Keep: Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the Trials of Peacekeeping in a World of Civil War
Sovereignty and Human Rights: Kosovo, East Timor, Darfur, and the Responsibility to Protect
A Peoples' United Nations: Reforming Global Governance and Restoring the Rule of Law
The Fate of the Continent: Africa's Wars, Africa's Peace
Redefining Human Security: The Global Fight Against Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals
The World's Fault Line: Peacemaking in the Middle East
The Wars of 9/11: Terror, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations at the Brink
Epilogue: Dreams of a Realist
Index

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