Name: "Why the Security Council Failed" Author: Michael J. Glennon Publication Details: Foreign Affairs, May / June 2003. vol. 82, no. 3 pp 16-34 The author, Michael J. Glennon read for a B.A. in Political Science on full scholarship at the University of Minnesota, where he was successfully admitted to bar. He wears many hats as he is a professor of International law; member of various boards like the American Law Institute; a consultant to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; author of several books the most recent being Prerogatives of Power: Interventionism After Kosovo (2002); publications on international and constitutional law and the holder of the City of Davis Annual Peace and Justice Award, January, 1990. This extensive background in the fields of politics and law and foreign affairs plays a vital part in his publications. The title the article attempts to analyze the failure of the United Nations (UN) Security Council as it looks at the hegemony United States of America (USA) and its manipulation of the Security Council...

It was written prior to America's declaration of war against Iraq. At this point in time the entire world was globally divided for or against United States (US) going to war against Iraq, to get rid of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), and to change their political regime. Some concepts of International Relations such as Hegemony, Governance and Geo-politics, also the Idealist theory are evident in the article and ideas are well developed giving us a factual and concise timeline of the events through a step-by-step process in which he assesses the situation and offers solutions.