10 Questions for Kofi Annan

The Bush Administration, which had defied the United Nations by going to war with Iraq, last week appeared to reverse course, seeking U.N. help in the postwar reconstruction. In a wide-ranging conversation with TIME's James Carney, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan discussed that effort, the role he sees for the embattled world body and his own plans.

THE U.S. WENT TO WAR WITHOUT U.N. APPROVAL. NOW IT HAS PUT FORWARD A RESOLUTION ASKING FOR GREATER U.N. INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ. WHAT CHANGED? I think it has become obvious that the challenge is much larger than anticipated and that one nation cannot tackle it...

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