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October 5, 2018

The United Nations headquarters in New York

"Summary:
President Trump and Ambassador Haley have expressed frustration that countries that receive generous amounts of foreign assistance from the United States consistently vote against the U.S. at the United Nations. The U.N. is a political body, and many member states are hostile to key U.S. policies and objectives. Many influential countries in the U.N., particularly in groups like the G-77, see the U.N. as a vehicle for enhancing their influence in order to counterbalance the United States. To advance U.S. interests at the U.N., the U.S. must use its influence and resources, including foreign assistance, to reward and support nations for siding with the U.S.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. At the United Nations, major recipients of U.S. assistance are among the countries that support America the least.
  2. The U.N. is a political body, and many member states are hostile to key U.S. policies and objectives.
  3. Congress and the Administration should restore the requirement that U.N. voting be taken into account in allocation of U.S. foreign aid and give the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. authority to allocate a portion of aid to support U.S. interests...

Heritage Foundation: The U.S. Should Employ Foreign Aid in Support of U.S. Policy at the U.N. Article

Equipment suspected of being used to make pipe bombs, found in the home of a Palestinian in the West Bank on October 4, 2018.

IDF arrests two Palestinians in pipe bomb attack on Jewish shrine in West Bank Document

Members of the Islamic State (File photo)

National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States of America Document