Could the U.N. Survive a Trump Presidency Intact?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally, Roanoke, Va., Sept. 24, 2016 (AP photo by Steve Helber).
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally, Roanoke, Va., Sept. 24, 2016 (AP photo by Steve Helber).
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It is time for a serious assessment of what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the United Nations. For most of this year, this prospect has seemed little more than a topic for passing drollery. In May, for instance, I wrote that “as president, Trump will love the U.N.: He loves bloviating, so he should feel right at home in Turtle Bay.” With the U.S. elections just over 40 days away, this seems less amusing. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still the frontrunner, but opinion polls suggest her lead is narrow. U.S. officials and diplomats in foreign capitals are […]

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