Fri, November 17, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
Britain, despite being a prominent founder of the United Nations and a Permanent Member of the Security Council, was from the outset wary of the United Nations. The UN Charter alluded discreetly to decolonization, causing unease among the European colonial powers. By the mid-1960s, the problem of decolonization had been largely replaced by the Cold War as the major obstruction to implementation of the Charter. The end of the Cold War moved Britain and its allies into a different and easier phMarrack Goulding is a specialist on the Middle East, having spent twenty-six years in the British Diplomatic Service. He then became the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping (1986-1993), and Political Affairs (1993-1997). In 1997 he left the United Nations to become Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford.