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Is there an Arab Summer? The UN's Response to the Arab Spring

Chatham House, London

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Ambassador Mark Lyall-Grant, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations


The Arab Spring has thrust the UN back into the headlines - with the Security Council adopting the most wide-ranging enforcement resolutions on Libya, including authorization of military force to protect civilians. Will the UN take similarly bold steps on other countries in the region, or will it face a backlash which will paralyse future international action?

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