A concise history of the United Nations in two parts. Part one features an original narrative and analysis of historiographical questions, emphasizing the impact of the Cold War on the United Nations,
the emergence of a postcolonial Third World bloc, the U.N.'s role in the Middle East and Africa, and the prospects for change and reform in the post-Cold War era. Part two contains the most significant U.N.
resolutions of the last 60 years, including dramatic General Assembly and Security Council debates and memorable addresses.