Coming Soon to the United Nations: Chinese Leadership and Authoritarian Values
As Washington Steps Back, Beijing Will Take Charge
Foreign Affairs, 2019
China is slowly chipping away at the foundational values of the United Nations.
The promotion and protection of human rights has not just been a key guiding principle of the United Nations but also a stated core value of US foreign policy. Yet as the United States has been retreating from its leadership role at the UN, the organization is at peril of losing its way. Kristine Lee makes a passionate plea to US policymakers to prevent the erosion of universal values that have shaped the modern world order.
About the Author
Kristine Lee is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC.
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