This book discusses the limitations of the UN as a political institution and assesses its ability to manage crises and control conflicts, focusing on the Namibian issue and how it has been handled in the United Nations since 1945.
Introduction 1. The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security 2. Namibia, the United Nations, and the Wasted Years, 1946–1966 3. Namibia: A Unique United Nations Responsibility? 1966–976 4. Intervention of the Five Western Countries: Alternative to United Nations Action? 5. Conclusions