Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Todays Un Phyllis Bennis

ISBN: 9781566563536

Published: March 1st 2000

Paperback

320 pages


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Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Todays Un  by  Phyllis Bennis

Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Todays Un by Phyllis Bennis
March 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781566563536 | 5.65 Mb

The United Nations remains a favorite scapegoat for U.S. and allied failures in places like Rwanda, Iraq, Kosovo, and East Timor. Few look beyond the headlines to the primary responsibility of the United States for what are all too often called UNMoreThe United Nations remains a favorite scapegoat for U.S. and allied failures in places like Rwanda, Iraq, Kosovo, and East Timor. Few look beyond the headlines to the primary responsibility of the United States for what are all too often called UN failures.Filled with tales of UN intrigue and diplomatic carrots and sticks, Calling the Shots exposes how U.S.

financial and political bribes are backed by threats and punishments for recalcitrant nations who refuse to toe the U.S. line. The new edition examines U.S.-UN relations at the close of the 20th century: now $1.6 billion in debt to the UN, Washington increasingly undermines or even ignores the world organization, seeking to replace the UNs authority with that of favored military alliances such as NATO.



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