As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. This after recent unanimity at the Security Council on North Korea and hints that Washington might not leave the Paris Climate Change Pact after all. But how does the US see itself on the world stage? And how much does diplomacy matter to an administration that's yet to fill prominent ambassador positions?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Theodora LOULOUDIS and Christopher DAVIS.
Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London
Former spokesperson, US mission to United Nations
President, 4DPAC Political Committee
Chairman, Idaho Republican party and former White House National Security Advisor