Diplomatic Fallout: East-West Battle Already Brewing Over Ban’s U.N. Successor

U.N. officials are already starting to size up early candidates to replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general in 2017. The battle to succeed Ban could turn nasty, pitting Western-backed candidates against alternatives favored by Russia. If that sounds like a return to the Cold War, it’s because the U.N. has never fully shrugged off the old East-West divide.

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Apr 01, 2013
Richard Gowan
United Nations