From the United States going outside the Security Council to launch the Iraq war to the spiraling violence in Syria and the nuclear march of Iran, it's been a tumultuous decade for the United Nations. Now, as diplomats head to New York for the annual General Assembly, we asked top experts and insiders to rate the U.N.'s biggest obstacles -- from hidebound bureaucrats to obstreperous member states -- and what role a body founded as the "last hope of mankind" should play on today's international stage. Is it outdated or simply indispensable?

The FP Survey: The United Nations

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From the United States going outside the Security Council to launch the Iraq war to the spiraling violence in Syria and the nuclear march of Iran, it's been a tumultuous decade for the United Nations. Now, as diplomats head to New York for the annual General Assembly, we asked top experts and insiders to rate the U.N.'s biggest obstacles -- from hidebound bureaucrats to obstreperous member states -- and what role a body founded as the "last hope of mankind" should play on today's international stage. Is it outdated or simply indispensable?

From the United States going outside the Security Council to launch the Iraq war to the spiraling violence in Syria and the nuclear march of Iran, it's been a tumultuous decade for the United Nations. Now, as diplomats head to New York for the annual General Assembly, we asked top experts and insiders to rate the U.N.'s biggest obstacles -- from hidebound bureaucrats to obstreperous member states -- and what role a body founded as the "last hope of mankind" should play on today's international stage. Is it outdated or simply indispensable?

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