Course Corrections: The Obama Administration at the United Nations

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 6, pp. 335-349, 2011

16 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2011  

David Bosco

American University - School of International Service

Date Written: May 30, 2011

Abstract

Less has changed in US diplomacy at the United Nations than many observers expected when the Obama administration took office in January 2009. In the UN Security Council, the United States has pursued a generally steady course that in many respects builds on the accomplishments of the Bush administration. Unexpectedly, the Security Council’s pace of work diminished considerably during the first few years of the new administration. The most significant change is the atmospherics of US diplomacy, not its substance: the Obama administration has participated in processes that the Bush administration shunned and has toned down US criticism of the United Nations’ perceived shortcomings.

Suggested Citation

Bosco, David, Course Corrections: The Obama Administration at the United Nations (May 30, 2011). The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 6, pp. 335-349, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949771

David Bosco (Contact Author)

American University - School of International Service ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

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