Mark S. Cogan

Mark S. Cogan

Mark S. Cogan is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. He is a former communications specialist with the United Nations in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.

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Opinion | At 75, is the United Nations still relevant or necessary?

Legitimate criticism and lingering questions surround the UN, even as it makes important progress in many areas. Instead of using the UN as a scapegoat for political failures, criticism should be turned on states that overpromise and underfund humanitarian operations.

Legitimate criticism and lingering questions surround the UN, even as it makes important progress in many areas. Instead of using the UN as a scapegoat for political failures, criticism should be turned on states that overpromise and underfund humanitarian operations.

At 75, is the United Nations still relevant or necessary?
20 Sep 2020 - 2:30PM