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  • United Nations: Multilateralism and International Security

    United Nations: Multilateralism and International Security

    Publishers: IDSA and Shipra

    ISBN: 81-7541-224-0

    Rs 1250

    US $ 80

    About the Book

    The Iraq war in 2003 raised fundamental questions on the practice of 'might is right' and the principle of cooperation and multilateralism in addressing perceived global security challenges. It also placed the United Nations at a critical juncture or, "a fork in the road" as referred to by UNSG Kolf Annan.

    This book is a collection of high-quality papers presented by academicians, diplomats and UN officials who had deliberated on this issue in January 2004.

    About the Author

    K Santhanam former Director of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Tasneem Meenai, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    C Uday Bhaskar, Officiating Director, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Uttam K Sinha, Associate Fellow, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.


    List of Acronyms

    United Nations, Multilateralism and International Security
    ---- K.C. Pant

    United Nations and the Changing Security Agenda
    ---- Louise Frechette

    Relevance and Efficacy of the United Nations
    ---- George Fernandes

    Current Challenges to Multilateralismand the United Nations

    A View from Brazil
    ---- Celso Amorim

    A Sri Lankan Perspective
    ---- Tyronne Fernando

    A Russian Perspective
    ---- Yuri V. Fedotov

    A Japanese Perspective
    ---- Yasushi Akashi

    A European Perspective
    ---- Geoffrey Van Orden

    India's Approach to Multilateralism
    ---- J.N. Dixit

    Return to Multilateralism: The United States and the World
    ---- Stephen Schlesinger

    Iraq War and World Order
    ---- Ramesh Thakur

    World Strategic Order: Unipolar, Multipolar or Multilateral
    ---- Pascal Boniface

    Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Management

    Afghanistan at the Crossroads
    ---- Amin Saikal

    Armed Action in Sri Lanka
    ---- Lakshman Kadirgamar

    Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Management in Timor-Leste
    ---- Kamalesh Sharma

    Conflict Resolution in Africa
    ---- Greg Mills

    Recent Case Studies on Post-Conflict Management
    ---- Roger Moran

    International Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism, Drugs and Organised Crime

    Terrorism and Transnational Crime: An Indian Perspective
    ---- S.K. Datta

    Terrorist Outlook for : The New Security Environment
    ---- Rohan Gunaratna

    UN Convention against Organised Crime: Expectations and Dilemmas
    ---- Vincenzo Ruggiero

    International Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism, Drugs and Organised Crime: The Asia-Pacific Experience
    ---- John McFarlane

    International Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism:The Middle East
    ---- Ely Karmon

    International Cooperation against Drug Trafficking in Central Asia
    ---- Niklas L.P. Swanström and Maral Madi

    International Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism: A European Response
    ---- Hans-Georg Wieck

    Security Cooperation in Central Asian Region: State-building Processes and External Influence
    ---- Anara Tabyshalieva and Erica Marat

    United Nations and Weapons of Mass Destruction

    A UN Perspective
    ---- Randy Rydell

    An Indian Perspective
    ---- G. Balachandran

    A Russian Perspective
    ---- Y. M. Kozhokin

    The North Korean Nuclear Case
    ---- Haksoon Paik

    UNMOVIC: Lessons and Legacy
    ---- Trevor Findlay and Ben Mines

    UN Non-Proliferation Regimes: New Challenges and Responses
    ---- Han Hua

    Prospects of Strengthening and Restructuring Multilateral Institutions and the United Nations

    Strengthening and Restructuring Multilateral Institutions:A Perspective
    ---- B.S. Prakash

    Crisis in Multilateralism: A Japanese Viewpoint
    ---- Kazutoshi Aikawa

    Unilateralism versus Multilateralism: Challenges and Prospects
    ---- Ruan Zongze

    Preemption or Partnership? The Future of International Security
    ---- Karl F. Inderfurth

    Reform of the United Nations
    ---- V.S. Mani

    Lessons of UN Global Conferences: A Restructured United Nations System for a Hegemonic -World Order
    --- Michael G. Schechter

    Multilateralism and the Role of Small States
    --- Barry Desker

    Strengthening the UN: Futile Attempt orvFeasible Alternative?
    --- Tobias Debiel