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Why Do the United Nations Annoy the United States ?

The United States has, to a large extent, inspired the creation of the
United Nations and the idea that an “international community” could
have a legitimacy superior to that of the states which compose it.
However, in recent years, the United Nations have been the target of
caustic criticism by the United States. Their mutual relationship has
changed from the hope, following the first Persian Gulf War, that the
UN might finally perform the role envisaged by its founders, to the
bitter quarrels of the late 1990s. However, since September 11, Americans
think that the legitimacy of any international action comes from
the participation to a system of democratic values rather than from the
reproduction of the very imperfect world reality represented by the
UN. The question now is whether the traumatized United States will
maintain this idealistic vision of the international community, or whether
it will move back to the realism that characterized most of its
policy from 1945 to the 1990s.

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Référence électonique : Guillaume PARMENTIER, "Why Do the United Nations Annoy the United States ?", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°109, 109 - L’ONU, p.103-110 . Consulté le 2020-08-12 20:03:11 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/Why-Do-the-United-Nations-Annoy.html