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About Julie A Mertus

Julie A Mertus teaches international relations at the American University in Washington, where she co-directs the ethics, peace and global affairs programme. Among her books are Kosovo: How Myths and truths started a War (University of California Press, 1999), Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2004), and The United Nations and Human Rights: A Guide for a New Era (Routledge, 2005).

Articles by Julie A Mertus

This week’s front page editor

Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Slobodan Milosevic: myth and responsibility

The career of the Serbian leader who achieved power by exploiting the potency of the "Kosovo myth" carries a warning for Serbia’s and Kosovo’s future, says Julie A Mertus.

The United Nations reform drive: a response to Ian Williams

The integration of human-rights concerns into the United Nations’ work is evidence that – United States opposition or no – the organisation’s key role in global governance will continue, writes Julie Mertus.
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