Blog Roundup #106

A sampling of United Nations related blog commentary

Tony Ferguson previews World Environment Day.

Steve Clemons suggests that “Iran will continue to try and split the five UN Security Council members.”

Abhi at Sepia Mutiny blogs about AIDS in India.

Derek Chollet discusses Tony Blair’s “far-reaching” ideas for UN Reform.

Captain’s Quarters, a leading conservative blog, uses a standard anti-UN tactic: make gross generalizations about UN peacekeepers from a few bad examples. Captain Ed might want to take a look at this RAND study (pdf) which suggests the UN is better suited for peacekeeping missions than the U.S., finding it not only more efficient but also more effective.

Instapundit links to a Max Boot piece rebutted here by UN Dispatch’s new featured blogger, Mark Goldberg.

Spork in the Drawer has more on Boot: “Boot conveniently fails to note that mercenaries don’t fall under any laws or rules.” (Hat tip: Busy, Busy, Busy)