The United Nations under Kurt Waldheim, 1972-1981

The United Nations under Kurt Waldheim, 1972-1981

by James Daniel Ryan


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Extraordinary in its detail, this year-by-year account chronicles the tenure of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim as he struggled to lead the United Nations through the veritable diplomatic minefield of the Vietnam conflict. Includes a narrative overview which highlights Waldheim's strengths while making clear why his unprecedented bid for a third term at the UN's helm ended in failure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810837010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2001
Series: Partners for Peace Series , #4
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

James Daniel Ryan is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 The UN and the World: Prelude to the Waldheim Years Chapter 2 2 Waldheim to the Helm: Piloting the UN in a Sea of Adversity Chapter 3 3 Waldheim: Diplomat in Kissinger's Shadow Chapter 4 4 Waldheim As World Leader Chapter 5 5 The UN Quest for Peace Chapter 6 6 Hopes Betrayed Chapter 7 7 A More Dangerous World Chapter 8 Chronology, 1971-1981 Chapter 9 Appendix A United Nations Members Chapter 10 Appendix B Excerpt from the Charter of the United Nations Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author

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