from The Internationalist and International Institutions and Global Governance Program

Trump and Guterres: A Diplomatic Odd Couple

September 15, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley following a Security Council meeting at the United Nations in New York on April 28, 2017. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Coauthored with Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

When Donald Trump takes the podium at the United Nations on September 19, one bet seems safe. Like umpteen U.S. presidents before him, he will insist that the United Nations reform itself. But will he fare any better than his predecessors, who saw their best laid plans sink into the bureaucratic quicksand and diplomatic muck of UN headquarters?

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