U.N. Dispatch Examines U.S. State Department Report On Voting Practices At U.N., Potential Impact On U.S. Foreign Aid

U.N. Dispatch: State Department Juked the Stats in Report on Voting Patterns at the United Nations
Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch, discusses the U.S. State Department’s recently released report that compares “America’s voting record at the United Nations to that of every other country in the world … to quantify and demonstrate how often other countries vote with the United States or against it.” Goldberg writes, “[The] interpretation of the results is somewhat disingenuous. For the first time, the annual Voting Practices in the United Nations report tweaked its methodology to make it appear the United States is more isolated than it actually is. … This matters because [U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.] Nikki Haley has threatened to tie countries’ voting records at the U.N. to American foreign aid…” (5/1).

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