Fasulo, Chap 4, the American Ambassador
1) Why does the American Ambassador to the UN get a chapter to itself in this book?
The American Ambassador gets a chapter to itself in this book because the U.S. representative has the highest visibility job at the United Nations. This representative need to resolve many issues like Peace & Security, Stabilizing fragile peace settlements, and prevent regional conflicts from spinning out of control and producing humanitarian disasters, flow of illicit arms, state failure, and lawless areas that can become safe havens for terrorists and drug traffickers.
Poverty & Development, Promoting economic development, as well as democracy and responsible governance, is thus an essential pillar to American foreign policy.
Human Rights & Democracy, Stabilize weak and failing states, prevent and resolve conflicts, reduce poverty, combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases, help refugees and the internally displaced, feed the hungry, and confront genocide and crimes against humanity.
Nonproliferation & Disarmament, While reducing our nuclear stockpile, we have introduced concrete changes to our national nuclear posture that have reduced our reliance on nuclear weapons.
Climate Change, Addressing the challenge of climate change is a top priority for the Obama Administration. At the UN as elsewhere, the world has welcomed a new American commitment to fighting global warming.
UN Reform, The United Nations must be strengthened to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
2) Briefly describe the recent American Ambassadors to the UN (and identify the president each represented): Madeleine Albright, Richard Holbrooke, John Negroponte, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalizad, and Susan Rice.
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, serves as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and is a member of President Obama's Cabinet. She was unanimously confirmed to this position by the U.S. Senate on January 22, 2009. From...