Ghassan Salamé on the failures of the international community to stop wars

The Mediator's Studio
Episode 2, Season 1

Former United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, reveals why he’s “very angry” and concerned about the “state of multilateralism and international cooperation” today. Drawing on his personal experience dealing with a highly internationalized conflict, Salamé opens up about his frustrations with members of the UN Security Council for “stabbing him in the back” and concern for their “hypocrisy” in undermining his mediation efforts in Libya. He recounts the harrowing aftermath of the terror attack on the UN mission in Baghdad in 2003, and he laments the slowness of his native Lebanon to deal with its divided past.

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