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About Carne Ross

Carne Ross is a former British diplomat and now director of the non-profit diplomatic advisory group Independent Diplomat.

Articles by Carne Ross

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Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

United Nations in trouble: time for another San Francisco

The sclerosis in the United Nations Security Council is characteristic of a body in desperate want of renovation, says Carne Ross of Independent Diplomat.

(This article was first published on 12 November 2008)

Music in the Security Council

The cloistered, fetid world of United Nations negotiation over Iraq convinced Carne Ross of the need for more open, accountable global diplomacy.

The United Nations and genocide

Adam LeBor's new book "Complicity with Evil" argues that individual diplomats and officials as well as states and institutions carry "command responsibility" for genocide. Carne Ross, former senior British diplomat at the United Nations, assesses his work.
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