Malone, David M. 1954–
Malone, David M. 1954–
Born February 7, 1954, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; son of Thomas Paul (a journalist and diplomat) and Deirdre Lavalette Ingram (a journalist) Malone. Education: Graduate of American University in Cairo and Harvard University, and University of Montreal; Oxford University, D.Phil.
Office—Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, 125 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]
Writer, diplomat, and educator. Canadian Foreign Service, Ottawa, Ontario, assignments in Egypt, Kuwait, and Jordan, member of United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1990-92, ambassador and deputy permanent representative to United Nations, 1992-94, successive director general of policy, international organizations, and global issues bureaus, 1994-98; International Peace Academy, president, 1998-2004; Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, assistant deputy minister for Africa and the Middle East, High Commissioner to India, ambassador to Nepal and Bhutan, 2004—. Brookings Institute, former guest scholar in economic studies program; University of Toronto, visiting professor, 1988-89; Columbia University, adjunct professor of international relations, 1991-94; University of Toronto, senior fellow of Massey College, 1994—; Carleton University, Ottawa, adjunct research professor at Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, 1998; New York University, adjunct professor at School of Law, 1999-2004; Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris, France, visiting professor, 2002-04.
(Editor, with Mats Berdal) Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1999.
(Editor, with Fen Osler Hampson) From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2002.
(Editor, with Yuen Foong Khong) Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2002.
(Editor) The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2004.
The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2006.
(Editor, with others) Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2007.
(With Simon Chesterman and Thomas M. Franck) Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2008.
Contributor to periodicals, including International Herald Tribune and Toronto Globe & Mail.
A Canadian diplomat, scholar, and writer on security issues, David M. Malone has authored or coauthored numerous books on international law and the United Nations. His 1999 Decision-making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti, examines the role the United Nations should play in peacekeeping operations, using the situation in Haiti as an example. Writing in the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Irwin P. Stotzky commented of this work: "Malone's approach is to look at the Security Council's role in the Haitian crises as a pattern of behavior in which a variety of sometimes contradictory factors, such as the rule of law, principles, institutions, the politics of power, and random chance, are constantly mixed in a great, uncertain, and ever-changing recipe leading to wildly inconsistent results." Despite certain objections to Malone's methodology, Stotzky went on to conclude that the book was "a significant contribution to the literature and will in the future be an important source for those interested in the machinations of the U.N. and its role in international crises." Reviewing Malone's 2002 work, Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives, edited with Yuen Foong Khong, Foreign Affairs reviewer G. John Ikenberry noted that it "explores how American unilateralism is perceived abroad and the likely consequences for international order."
In his 2006 work, The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005, Malone tackles the thorny issue of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, following U.N. policies (which were not always successful) toward that country from the Iran-Iraq War through the Gulf War of 1991 and on to the U.S. invasion in 2003. Hindu Online contributor Chinmaya R. Gharekhan found the book a "a scholarly, very well-researched and referenced narrative of the involvement of the Security Council in the Iraqi situation." The same reviewer concluded: "This book goes a long way in helping us understand better the course of Iraq's fate over the past quarter of a century as also the part played by the Security Council in shaping events in that unfortunate country." Michael Fullilove, writing on the Australian Book Review Web site, termed The International Struggle over Iraq an "excellent and comprehensive new history," while Foreign Affairs writer Ikenberry called it "essential reading for those who want to use the lessons of the Security Council's tumultuous encounter with Iraq to guide UN reform."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Foreign Affairs, May-June, 2003, G. John Ikenberry, review of Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives; January-February, 2007, G. John Ikenberry, review of The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005, p. 157.
International Journal, spring, 2007, Robert Bothwell, review of The International Struggle over Iraq, p. 423.
Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, March 1, 2000, Irwin P. Stotzky, review of Decision-making in the UN Security Council: The Case of Haiti, p. 184.
Australian Book Review,http://home.vicnet.net.au/~abr/ (May 18, 2008), Michael Fullilove, review of The International Struggle over Iraq.
Hindu Online,http://www.hindu.com/ (November 7, 2006), Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, review of The International Struggle over Iraq; (February 17, 2008), "Holding a Mirror to the Future. G. Krishnakumar,"