With the U.N. Hobbled Over Syria, Should Ban Resign?

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates during the donor conference 'Supporting Syria & The Region,' London, U.K., Feb. 4, 2016 (AP photo by Dan Kitwood).
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates during the donor conference 'Supporting Syria & The Region,' London, U.K., Feb. 4, 2016 (AP photo by Dan Kitwood).
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Is it time for Ban Ki-moon to quit? This is not an obvious moment for United Nations secretary-general to do so. His second term is set to finish at the end of this year anyway. The race to replace him is heating up, with a posse of politicians from Eastern Europe jostling for the lead. Ban is not very secretly planning to run for the presidency of South Korea next year, and there has been speculation that he could leave New York early to campaign. But for now, U.N. officials and diplomats seem to think he’ll last the course. Having […]

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