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Latest update : 2017-09-18

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

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.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Leslie VINJAMURI

Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London

Jonathan WACHTEL

Former spokesperson, US mission to United Nations

Jim ARKEDIS

President, 4DPAC Political Committee

Stephen YATES

Chairman, Idaho Republican party and former White House National Security Advisor

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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2018-07-09 François PICARD

Cabinet crisis: Johnson, Davis resign over PM's Brexit plan

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2018-07-05 Europe

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Some are calling it Novichok II. Just a few kilometres from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned four months ago, a local couple are in critical condition,...

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