Kal Raustiala is the Promise professor of comparative and international law and director of the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations at the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent book is “The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire” (2022).
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The African-American Diplomat Who Helped End the Imperial Order
Ralph Bunche’s hands lay behind some of the signal features of the postwar order, from peacekeeping to conflict mediation to his most significant and lasting legacy, the one that made both peacekeeping and mediation so often necessary: the dismantling of European empire.