Saturday, September 22, 2012

Foreign Policy: Obama's drive-by U.N. diplomacy

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By Colum Lynch

President Barack Obama has placed multilateralism and the United Nations at the forefront of his foreign policy.

But he's just not that into it right now.

Earlier this year, Obama rebuffed a request by Ban Ki-moon to attend the international U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. And next week, Obama will give short shrift to world leaders converging on midtown Manhattan for the annual diplo-talk fest that is called the U.N. General Debate and what most were hoping would allow a face-to-face meeting with the American president. As it turns out, they'll barely get a glimpse of him...

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