Anatomy of a Love-Hate Relation: America and International Organizations

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America’s tug of war with the United Nations over Iraq last spring is just one example of what Yale Law School Professor W. Michael Reisman considers a permanent up-and-down relationship between the United States and various international bodies. During an early November address, the noted international expert said the United States is simply too powerful to expect it to not occasionally pursue its own ends. “The most probable future is one in which the United States continues to be paramount and continues to stir controversy in its complex love-hate relationships with international organizations,” he concluded.

A summary of the event is available here.