National Sovereignty and International Law

"Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World" by David L. Bosco, Oxford University Press, 2009John Bolton, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has described President Barack Obama as "the US President most enamored of international law, and the Security Council".  In his campaign for the White House, the President was harshly critical of what he called America's unilateralism during the Bush years.  In turning over a new leaf, the President promised to work more with allies, open dialogue with former enemies (dialogue presumably would turn them from enemies to former enemies), and participate as a full partner in the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.  As made clear in "Five to Rule Them All," David Bosco's history of the Security Council, in his tenure as the United Nations Ambassador during the last decade, and earlier in the State Department under the first...(Read Full Article)