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Cover for The United Nations : new life for an aging institution
dc.contributorAlbright, Madeleineen
dc.contributorAllen, Richard V.en
dc.contributorHouse, Karen Elliotten
dc.contributorGeorgetown Universityen
dc.contributorGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Serviceen
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-17T14:00:24Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-17T14:00:24Zen
dc.date.created1990en
dc.date.issueden
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_551441.tar;APT-ETAG: db2a1c1bdd452ad6ff78e954721f7ef5en
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dc.descriptionAfter years of seeming irrelevancy in a bipolar world, the United Nations shone with new hope as the thawing of the cold war paved the way for increased cooperation amongst member nations. As tensions in the world decreased, so too did tensions in the UN, allowing for a flurry of impressive diplomatic achievements. In the two years leading up to 1990, the UN negotiated a ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war, facilitated the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, and assumed a variety of peacekeeping roles around the globe. However, certain hesitations about the UN still lingered in the U.S. foreign policy community, with many questioning the overall usefulness of the organization and the equity of member dues assessed the United States. At the time, the United States owed nearly $500 million in back dues, a result of American displeasure with past UN policies. In light of the new geopolitical environment, guests Richard Allen, Karen Elliott House, and Madeleine Albright discuss the UN's strengths and weaknesses, as well as the United States' outstanding dues which threatened to undermine peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts around the world.en
dc.description.abstractTranscripts of the video interviews from Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archivesen
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dc.format.mediumtexten
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.relationGreat Decisions 1990en
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved by Georgetown University Library.en
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Foreign relationsen
dc.subject.otherUnited Nationsen
dc.subject.otherEnd of Cold Waren
dc.subject.otherUnited States-United Nations Policyen
dc.subject.otherNamibia 1990 Electionsen
dc.subject.otherPeacekeepingen
dc.subject.otherUnited Nations -- historyen
dc.titleThe United Nations : new life for an aging institutionen
dc.title.alternativeDean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archiveen
dc.title.alternativeAmerican interests (Television program)en
dc.title.alternativeWorld beat (Television program)en
dc.title.alternativeGreat decisions (Television program)en
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