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U.S. Press for Reform Prompts Talk of Showdown at the U.N.

A growing dispute over the future division of authority at the United Nations has prompted showdown talk among diplomats and a warning from John R. Bolton, the American ambassador, that the United States may look elsewhere to settle international problems. What is at issue is how management reform proposals that would broaden the power of the secretary general’s office are being pressed assertively by Mr. Bolton and aggravating tensions between the 191-member General Assembly, with its entrenched bureaucracy, and the office of the secretary general. Full Story

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