Mr. Annan will be giving a range of TV, radio, and print interviews in the US and UK about Interventions.
‘Powell Was More Skeptical About Iraq Than Previously Thought, Annan Says.’ Rick Gladstone, New York Times, Thursday 30 August 2012
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'Kofi Annan On Syria, Hard Choices Of Peacekeeping' interview with Scott Simon, NPR Radio, Saturday 1 September 2012
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'After words'on C-Span: On September 4 Mr. Annan sat down with C-Span's Katty Kay. Link to interview
The Diane Rehm Show: In a live interview with Diane Rehm on Thursday 6 September, Kofi Annan related how his childhood and family background prepared him for a life of diplomacy...
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Kofi Annan Reflects on a life of Diplomacy : UN Dispatch discusses Mr. Annan's book, 'Interventions: A Life in War and Peace.' Link to Article
Kofi Annan: The man in the middle, interview with Clarissa Ward, CBS News, Sunday, 9 September 2012
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Kofi Annan in an interview with Charlie Rose, Monday 10 September 2012
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Anderson Cooper 360: On Tuesday 11 September 2012 Mr. Annan sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Link to Interview
The Daily Show: In an interview with Jon Stewart on September 17, Mr. Annan discussed his book, Interventions, his career at the United Nations, and the situation in Syria. Link to Interview
PBS Newshour: Jeff Brown talked to Annan about his infallible drive in his work at the UN, his role promoting peace in Syria and his new book, "Inventions: A Life in War and Peace." Link to Interview
Reviews of Interventions
David Ignatius- Washington Post September 1
Colum Lynch- Washington Post September 21
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Publication of Interventions
Mr. Annan’s book: ‘Interventions, a Life in War and Peace’ is now available to purchase. For information on vendors, excerpts, and links to Mr. Annan’s speaking engagements and media appearances, please follow this link.
Summary of Interventions
Interventions tells the story of Mr. Annan’s forty years of service at the United Nations. With eloquence and unprecedented candour, Mr. Annan shares his unique perspective on leading the United Nations during one of the most consequential eras in recent history.
Interventions chronicles the highs and lows of Annan’s years at the United Nations: from shuttle-diplomacy during crises such as Kosovo, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine, to the disastrous and wrenching battles over the Iraq War and the creation of the landmark Responsibility to Protect doctrine. He writes about the organisation’s ongoing challenges and failed efforts- the tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia, continuing violence in the Middle East, the endurance of AIDS and endemic poverty on his home continent.
In exploring the United Nation’s missed opportunities, Mr. Annan reveals how, time and again, the nations of the world have retreated from the UN’s founding purpose. He also highlights the organisation’s many successes, and makes a passionate case for a United Nations that serves the interests of individuals around the globe rather than of its member states, and that intervenes, rather than stands by, in the face of humanitarian crises.
Interventions powerfully conveys Mr. Annan’s firm belief in the power of individual action, underscoring that solutions to global challenges are available, if we have the will and courage to see them through.
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Hard copies and an e-book version of Interventions are available to order at major online book vendors.
Advance Praise for Interventions
William J. Clinton
In this thought-provoking new memoir, Kofi Annan describes the peaceful and more equitable world that is within our grasp, and offers his candid perspective on the challenges we must overcome to get there. Interventions is a powerful reminder that the United Nations still matters—and must continue to matter if we want our new century to be more free, peaceful and prosperous than the last.
Kofi Annan has been a powerful voice for the poor and a tireless advocate for peace. As a catalyst for international security and human rights, Annan reminds us that we, as a global community, are more alike than different. His life’s work demonstrates what is possible when we focus on the universal values of equality, tolerance and human dignity.
Kofi Annan is a great global leader of our time. This wonderful book gives the readers a lucid and enjoyable understanding of the kind of reasoning and commitment that has made Annan such a force for good in the troubled world in which we live.
Behind the velvet tones of Kofi Annan's dulcet Ghanaian voice, there's a fearsome and fearless iron will, intent on finding solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
An insightful and candid account of the most defining and complex conflicts and peace deals of the last decades of the 20th century intertwined with the vision and the life journey of one of the most outstanding global leaders of our times. Kofi Annan marks his footprint in history with leadership values in which truth, humility and dignity are the weaving threads.
Lee Kuan Yew
Kofi Annan gives a candid, clear and thoughtful account of his successes and failures in one of the world’s most challenging and thankless jobs.
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