From the BBC

Kofi Annan’s comments yesterday have created a fuss. The BBC reports:

Authorities in the UK, Australia, Poland, Bulgaria and Japan also rebuffed Mr Annan’s claims.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard described the UN as a “paralysed” body and said it was incapable of dealing with international crises.

Clearly both Annan and Howard are right, but the UN’s paralysis is a symptom of a new era in US foreign policy – to “go it alone” against targets determined alone. Prediction: This era will be more unstable than that between 1914 and 1945 if it is allowed to develop.

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Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.