Is There a Better Model For the U.N.?

How badly does the United Nations need reform? A blue-ribbon panel commissioned by Kofi Annan counted 101 ways in a much anticipated report released last week. Headed by former Thai Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun, the 16-member panel had something to say about everything from nuclear proliferation to looming pandemics. But the real buzz was caused by the panel's call to expand and revamp the U.N.'s most important decision-making body, the Security Council. If approved, the recommendations would produce the biggest shake-up at Turtle Bay in more than a generation. "The chances of thorough reform have never been as good as they...

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