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Winter 1996

Will the UN Survive Into the Next Century?

Paul Kennedy, professor of history at Yale University, is author of the best-selling book The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.

In 1995 he authored a report titled "The United Nations in Its Second Half-Century" for the Independent Working Group on the Furture of the United Nations co-chaird by former German President Richard von Weizsacker and Moeen Qureshi, the former prime minister of Pakistan.

New York - The chief problems faced by a trouble United Nations today are ones its founders did not address, because of historical circumstances, when they established the international body 50 years ago.

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