April 29, 2012

Do Americans Still Hate the UN?

Scott Clement, Foreign Policy

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Today, the United Nations is grappling with the daunting task of winding down the ongoing violence in Syria. In addition to ending a human rights catastrophe, a successful mission could repair the U.N.'s precarious standing among the U.S. public, which took a major downturn in the run up to the Iraq war and has yet to recover since.

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