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EVALUATING OBAMA´S UN SPEECH
Editor'sNote: Stewart Patrick is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Program on International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Weak Links: FragileStates, Global Threats, and International Security. The following Expert Brief is reprinted with permission of the Council on Foreign Relations.
By Stewart Patrick – Special to CNN
In hiseloquent address to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama outlined an optimistic vision for a world without war, though his treatment of important issues like Palestine fell short.For nearly seven decades, the UN has struggled with the overriding objective to pursue peace in an imperfect world. Yet, President Obama argued that the world is closer than ever before to realizingthat goal, thanks not to the balance of power but concrete steps to advance human dignity, security and prosperity.
“Peace is hard”, the President repeatedly reminded his audience. But it is withinour grasp. “The tide of war is receding,” as the United States draws troops down in Iraq and Afghanistan. The death of Osama bin Laden and the degradation of al Qaeda have reduced the threat oftransnational terror. The demands for freedom that have “lit the world from Selma to South Africa” have now “come to Egypt and to the Arab World,” he proclaimed. Now, the President contended, “We stand ata crossroads of history with a chance to move decisively in the direction of peace.”
EVALUANDO EL DISCURSO DEL PRESIDENTE OBAMA ANTE LAS NACIONES UNIDAS
Nota del Editor: Stewart Patrick es unMiembro Antiguo y el Director del Programa sobre Instituciones Internacionales y Gobierno Global en el Concejo de Relaciones Internacionales.
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