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[from 1e:] List of illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The best hope of mankind?: A brief history of the UN 2 An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations 3 Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action 4 Peacekeeping to peacebuilding 5 Economic development to human development 6 Rights and responsibilities: human rights to human security 7 Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations Chronology Glossary: acronyms of major UN organs and agencies used in the text References Further reading Index

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Jussi M. Hanhimaki is a professor of international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His books include The Rise and Fall of Detente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold War (2013); Transatlantic Relations Since 1945 (2012); United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2008); The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy (2004); and The Cold War: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts (2003). He has also published articles and reviews in such journals as Diplomatic History, Diplomacy and Statecraft, The International History Review, and Relations Internationales. He serves in the editorial boards of Refugee Survey Quarterly, Cold War History, and Relations Internationales. In 2006 Professor Hanhimaki was named Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland.

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