In this third edition, prominent news correspondent Linda Fasulo updates and revises her lively, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the United Nations, including candid insights from US and UN diplomats and officials as well as experts. Fasulo’s popular book carefully describes the UN system while covering issues as diverse as terrorism, peacekeeping, climate change, R2P (responsibility to protect), and sustainable development.
“Linda Fasulo’s book will become the indispensable source on the United Nations for everyone from students to diplomats. I keep it handy on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
“No one knows the big picture and inner workings of the UN better than Linda Fasulo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in international affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative tour of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, history, personalities, and most important issues. My students find it superbly equips them with a solid understanding of the UN.”—John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University
“Fasulo brings to the fore the issues and controversies that surround today’s United Nations.”—Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., National Model United Nations
Linda Fasulo is a longtime independent reporter for NPR (National Public Radio) and is based at the United Nations. She has worked as UN correspondent for NBC News, MSNBC, and
U.S. News & World Report.