The art of sitting on the fence
As Ban Ki Moon, the UN political contortionist secretary-general, retires RAMZY BAROUD looks at his lack of any kind of legacy
BAN KI MOON’S second term as the secretary-general of the United Nations ends this December. He was the most ideal man for the job as far as the United States and its allies were concerned.
Of course, there will always be other Ban Ki Moons. In fact, the man himself was a modified version of his predecessor, Kofi Annan.
The unspoken, but unmistakable, rule about UN secretaries-general is that they must come across as affable enough so as not to be the cause of... read more
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