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Audio: “The United Nations at 75: The Hope and the Reality of Its Role In The Middle East” Tuesday, September 29, 2020 -Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues, hosted by Jim Nelson.

September 30, 2020

United Nations, New York – Swords to Plowshares



Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince on KGNU – Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues discuss the hope and reality of the United Nations on this the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and the founding of the United Nations, the disconnect between the sentiment expressed in the General Assembly and the actions of the Security Council, reduced often to little more than a rubber stamp of U.S. foreign policy initiatives. Concerning the Middle East, they detail the failure of the UN to be a key player in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its complicity in the NATO invasion of Libya and the overthrow of the Khadaffi government and its shameful role in the U.S. supported shameful Saudi war against Yemen.

And yet the world needs, now more than ever, an international forum to address and take action on global problems that continue to accumulate: climate change, the nuclear arms race, racism and poverty in the world, and now pandemics like ebola and COVID-19.

Can the United Nations be reformed, democratized or is it too far gone and needs to be replaced by a new international forum for global stability and progress?


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