Does the U.S. Need the U.N.?

WASHINGTON — In the words of former U.N. Assistant Secretary General Gillian Sorensen, the United States must regard the United Nations as a “valuable instrument” and push to work with the organization in order to guarantee its success in the future. Sorensen, now a senior advisor of the United Nations Foundation, stressed to academics and analysts gathered at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies on Aug. 1 that while the United Nations certainly needs the United States, the opposite is also true. The United States’ reputation as a world leader has been damaged during the past several years, […]

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