Rethinking the United Nations

First it was shut out of Iraq, then it was asked to take a lead role in Liberia. The United Nations finds itself at a crossroads. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says it's time to consider basic reforms. Join host Neal Conan and his guests to discuss the future of the United Nations and internationalism.

Guests:

Ted Galen Carpenter
*Vice president for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute

Edward Luck
*Director of the Center on International Organization at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
*Author of Mixed Messages: American Politics and International Organization (Brookings Institution Press, 1999)
*President and CEO of the United Nations Association of the USA (1984-1994)

Stephen Zunes
*Professor of politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco
*Specialist in Middle Eastern foreign policy
*Author, Tinderbox: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Roots of Terrorism" (Common Courage Press, Sept. 2002)
*Author, Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective (Blackwell Publishers; Sept. 1999)