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Bolton’s Prescription for Fixing the United Nations May 6, 2008

Posted by federalist in Diplomacy.
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John Bolton in this month’s Imprimis:

Under the current system, the U.S. pays 22 percent of the cost of most U.N. agencies, and 27 percent of peacekeeping costs. We are far and away the largest contributor, and every year Congress pays the bill as apportioned by the General Assembly. My revolutionary reform principle would be this: The United States should pay for what it wants and insist that it get what it pays for. This would break up the entitlement mentality at the U.N. and foster an organization that is both more transparent and more effective.

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1. federalist - February 15, 2009

For further reading on the dysfunctional U.N., Bolton recommends Soussan’s Backstabbing for Beginners.


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