The Moral Quagmire of Peacekeeping Shouldn’t Be Used to Justify U.N. Cuts

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., speaks during a Security Council meeting on the peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, New York, March 31, 2017 (Albin Lohr-Jones for Sipa via AP Images).
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., speaks during a Security Council meeting on the peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, New York, March 31, 2017 (Albin Lohr-Jones for Sipa via AP Images).
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Is it possible that I am a minor source of moral inspiration to the Trump administration? This may sound like a belated April Fool’s joke. The Trump team, with its emphasis on transactional politics, is not exactly a conclave of moralists. And as a liberal internationalist of European origin, I am not entirely in tune with the “America First” crowd. As I have noted, Trump supporters on right-wing websites have cheerfully dismissed me as a “hysterical” globalist or worse. They are unlikely to look to me for inspiration. Yet, tracking recent debates about American proposals to make severe cuts to […]

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