September 24, 2012
Five UN Pitfalls Confronting President Obama
Tony Karon, Time
Blink and you may miss President Barack Obama‘s appearance at the annual U.N. General Assembly this week. The President plans to make the briefest visit by a U.S. President in recent memory at the annual diplomatic shindig, holding the quick chat required by tradition with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before delivering his own address and then hightailing it across town to address the Clinton Global Forum before leaving town altogether. With campaign duties calling, and more pitfalls than prospects on the global scene right now, the President will skip the customary bilateral meetings on the General Assembly sidelines, leaving the likes of France‘s President François Hollande feeling a little, well, snubbed. And then there’s Israel’s Prime Minister...
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