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Dear All Many thanks to Per for translating that interview with Ekeus. It seems to be the most forthright he has yet been on the manipulation of Unscom, and very helpful in changing perspectives on the impasse over weapons inspectors in Iraq and the breakdown of trust between the UN and Iraq. He mentions a Yale University study that will include more information about the "attempts by governments to exercise their influence" on Unscom. This seems to the study projected for release by Greenwood Publishing Group on 30 November this year by Jean Krasno and James Sutterlin of the United Nations Studies project at Yale University. Brief descriptions of the book are appended below. The Greenwood site from which the publication data comes seems to be down at the moment, but the information is cached on google. One to recommend for politicians', journalists' and activists' Christmas reading lists, maybe? Glen. --- With the support of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Jean Krasno and James Sutterlin are conducting a study of the origin and functioning of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM). In this study, they will consider UNSCOM's relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), other UN organizations and Member States, and the significance of its unique mandate to eliminate weapons of mass destruction in a sovereign state through intrusive inspections, verification and destruction. They expect to have a complete draft of their manuscript, entitled The United Nations and Iraq: Defanging the Viper, by fall 2001. http://www.yale.edu/unsy/UNSCOM.htm YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT (Project Director(s): Jean E. Krasno & James Sutterlin): A research project to assess the experience of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) established to investigate and eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Based on UN and other documents, and interviews with UNSCOM participants, International Atomic Energy Agency staff and others, the resulting book will explore the role and mandate of UNSCOM in the context of the UN system, its successes and failures, and its utility as a model for future UN weapons inspection and elimination programs. (040-99S) $35,000 http://www.usip.org/grants/Funded_Projects/FP-Intl_Org.html _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk