The U.S. Risks Isolation at the U.N. Over North Korea

The U.S. Risks Isolation at the U.N. Over North Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea at U.N. headquarters in New York, April 28, 2017 (Sipa USA via AP).

Smart diplomats do not gloat about alienating their most assertive and dangerous foes. Nor do they boast about their influence over uncertain partners who are apt to switch loyalties at short notice. Last week, the Trump administration made both of these mistakes in one sentence. In an upbeat summary of the president’s first 100 days in office, the White House declared that Donald Trump has “further isolated Syria and Russia at the United Nations through successful diplomacy with President Xi Jinping of China.” This claim is not entirely untrue, but Trump should not imagine that he has changed the rules […]

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