After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the United Nations decided to intervene and disarm Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi regime. Hans Blix was appointed responsible for the weapons inspections, and while the US military was poised for invasion, Blix had the world’s attention on him. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the mission, the American invasion and also talks about his new book ‘A Farewell to Wars’.
Jan Eliasson is one of the most experienced diplomats in the world, having served as Chairman of the UN General Assembly and the UN Deputy Secretary-General. He published his memoirs earlier this year and it is fascinating to take part of his learnings from a career marked by war and conflict but also with a never-ending hope for peace.