ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives
Although rooted in noble aims, the United Nations has a long history of failing to solve the world’s most critical problems—such as war, terrorism, genocide, poverty and pandemics. Despite this poor track record, the United Nations has managed to increase its budgets and expand its mandate and activities into new areas in which it has little expertise. Billions of hard-earned American tax dollars are invested in the United Nations each year, but U.S. efforts to improve the effectiveness of the organization seemingly have little effect. This book discusses the many weaknesses and failings of the current U.N. system and offers practical solutions for reform.