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