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The world has changed. Has the UN kept pace?

By Edward Mortimer  

Yesterday was United Nations Day—the 65th anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN charter legally entered into force. A 65th birthday is not especially exciting and the UN hasn’t been in the news all that much just lately. Certainly not the way it was in 2003 during the build up to Iraq war, when Prospect last asked me to write about it.

In the first months of…

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