This volume traces the events and personalities that led to the creation of the United Nations and analyzes the period spanning the tenure of its first secretary-general, Trygve Lie. It is also, in part, a book about the Cold War. The author shows that the end of Great Power cooperation prevented the United Nations from taking an active role in promoting international cooperation, and that, instead, it became an arena for contesting some of the most dangerous confrontations between the Soviet Union and the West.
Dr. Anthony G. Gaglione was Professor of Political Science at East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania).
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Wartime Origins of the United Nations Chapter 3 2 Cold War: The Dream Fades Chapter 4 3 Trygve Lie: Man in the Middle Chapter 5 4 The Palestine Partition Plan Chapter 6 5 The Dream Revisited Chapter 7 6 SUNFED Chapter 8 7 A Matter of Perspective Chapter 9 8 The Case of Indonesia Chapter 10 Chronology Chapter 11 Appendix A: United Nations Members Chapter 12 Appendix B: Excerpt from the Charter of the United Nations Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author