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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

Jonathan WACHTEL

Former spokesperson, US mission to United Nations

Stephen YATES

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

Jim ARKEDIS

President, 4DPAC Political Committee

Leslie VINJAMURI

Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London

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2017-12-18 South Africa

The fight for the ANC: South Africa's future in the balance?

South Africa's African National Congress has a new party leader. 65-year old Cyril Ramaphosa edging 68-year old Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - two mainstays of the party of Mandela. A...

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2017-12-14 Brexit

May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

Just when it seemed the tide had finally turned in Theresa May's favour, she suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons, with parliament now having greater say on a...

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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