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03Oct/16

‘Intervening in haste’ – Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, The Hindu

An insider’s take on the ineffectiveness of the United Nations Security Council

The United Nations was never intended to be a world government. In a world radically altered by the worst slaughter humanity had yet perpetrated, it was founded mainly as a forum to ensure that the then dominant hatred would not end with the obliteration of most of humanity.

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30Sep/16

‘The Perils of Humanitarian Wars’ – Vijay Prashad, The Wire

In Perilous Interventions, Hardeep Singh Puri, an astute observer of the limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine, explores the failure of the UNSC on several accounts, especially its decision to intervene in Libya militarily.
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17Sep/16

‘The United Nations (In)security Council’ – Indian Express.com

How the crisis in Libya broke the fragile consensus among the permanent members of the UNSC

This slim, highly substantive, handsomely-produced book draws on the experience of Hardeep Singh Puri as India’s representative at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2011-2012. It details the unravelling of mutual accommodation among the five permanent members of the Council (P5: France, Russia, China, the UK and the USA), each with veto power, on issues of forcible intervention in the Middle East, in the wake of regime change in Libya in 2011. With a bird’s eye view on this significant geo-strategic train-wreck, and a role in the action, albeit, a frustrating one, as the little-heeded representative of a major emerging power, Puri pulls the reader into the plot from the very outset of this fast-moving drama.
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16Sep/16

‘Governments behind rise of IS…’ – The Free Press Journal

New Delhi : Terror organisations like the Islamic State (IS) and the Al Qaeda could rise only because governments of different countries funded them at one point of time or the other in their early days, Hardeep Singh Puri, veteran diplomat and former Indian Permanent Representative to the UN, said on Wednesday.

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12Sep/16

‘Perilous Interventions’: A revealing title to the initiated – IndiaStrategic.in

India’s Vice President M Hamid Ansari released a book by Hardeep Puri titled ‘Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos’ at a well-attended function September 7 in New Delhi.

Addressing a packed house after releasing the book ‘Perilous Interventions,’ Vice President lauded the book, saying that, “To the initiated, the title of Ambassador Hardeep Puri’s timely and well written book reveals much!”

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10Sep/16

‘This book is an insider’s view of the games the UN’s Security Council plays’ – The Scroll

A former Indian diplomat blows the cover off the politics of intervention in other countries’ affairs.

There are interventions and then there are perilous interventions. As the world tackles growing fundamentalism and non-state actors, nations are increasingly debating deploying their militaries to take on the new threats. But each intervention comes with a baggage of unpredictable consequences that have led to the creation of new wars and conflicts.
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09Sep/16

Praise by Shyam Saran

Dear Hardeep,

I read your book with keen interest and wanted to compliment you on the skill with which you have approached a difficult subject and retained the interest of the reader throughout. I was able to read the book in just a couple of days since I found your experience at the UN quite fascinating and instructive. I am so glad that you decided to put this down in print. We are usually overwhelmed by someone else’s narrative. We needed an alternative perspective and you have provided a most persuasive one.

Many congratulations on the launch of your book!

With all good wishes
Warmly
Shyam

08Sep/16

‘Jaitley at his witty best at Hardeep Puris book launch’ – India Today

New Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was at his witty best today as he recalled his long association with his party colleague Hardeep Singh Puri at the launch of a book authored by the former diplomat.
Noting that their friendship goes back 46 years, Jaitley praised Puri and joked that he was exactly like what is often said about a “good Sikh”.

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08Sep/16

‘Jaitley at his witty best at Hardeep Puri’s book launch’ – PTI News

New Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was at his witty best today as he recalled his long association with his party colleague Hardeep Singh Puri at the launch of a book authored by the former diplomat.

Noting that their friendship goes back 46 years, Jaitley praised Puri and joked that he was exactly like what is often said about a “good Sikh”.

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