The Secretary-General Is Dead; Long Live the Secretary-General

Thomas G. Weiss, is a distinguished scholar with special expertise in the politics of the United Nations, and provides a look at both its successes and failures.

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While the United Nations has come under fire for not always being as effective as people like, Carnegie Fellow Thomas G. Weiss takes on the challenge of imagining the world without it. In doing so, he's able to look toward the future and envision ways for the UN to be more effective and creative.

"(I)magine a planet without the United Nations. It would be less just and more polluted, less stable and more repressive than the one to which the UN aspires and, at its best, contributes."

The Secretary-General Is Dead; Long Live the Secretary-General