Classifying the Changing Role of the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Presidential Policy Making (pp. 239-260)
Authors: Meena Bose
Abstract: The United Nations (UN) comprises 193 members in the twenty-first century, making it a natural place for building multilateral coalitions. For the United States, which is assessed the most UN dues and is where the UN resides, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN can play a significant role in American foreign policy making. Scholars and policy makers typically consider key presidential foreign policy advisers to be the secretary of state, secretary of defense, and special assistant for national security affairs, or national security adviser. Indeed, the perennial debate in American foreign policy making focuses on whether the secretary of state or the national security adviser serves as the president’s primary spokesperson on foreign policy.