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.

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.

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