The US has a critical a role (and responsibility as 'world citizens') in defining the UN's agenda and actions. At the same time, the relation between the UN and US have been strained and frayed.
Whether Republican or Democrat, whether Obama, Clinton or McCain, the new US administration will have to pay early attention to repairing and revitalising its relationship with the UN.
How do the three candidates compare on international issues for which the UN, for good or for bad, is the only global forum? Well, this article from the Hindu Times compares the three candidates.
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