Has Ban Ki-Moon Lived Up to His Goals as UN Chief?

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Ban Ki-Moon won a second term as United Nations Secretary General yesterday,  affirmed by applause as he was the only candidate. Ban pitched himself as a mediator and bridge-builder, so it’s not surprising that he has been a less visible, less controversial and, his critics would say, less charismatic Secretary General than his predecessor, Kofi Annan. But that’s a question of style. It takes more than charm to make an organization like the UN effective. Has he succeeded?

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