Behind the Headlines

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 2, Winter

New Threats, Old Answers
The report of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change is a somewhat self-contradictory document. The panels 16 distinguished members adopt an expansive, forward-looking approach to identifying threats to international...
Reconciling the Irreconcilable?
When Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the United Nations General Assembly in September 2003 of his decision to establish a "high-level panel of eminent personalities" to undertake a fundamental review of the UN's role in the field of peace and...
The UN between Heaven and Hell
Much gallows humour attended the appointment of the High-level Panel by Secretary-General Kofi Annan more than a year ago. With an average age in their 70s, Kofi's geriatrics were given a better chance of dying in office than of reforming the UN. The...
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