No Respect: At the U.N., few follow the U.S.

At the U.N., few follow the U.S.

Which of these four countries cast the fewest votes with the U.S. at the United Nations last year?

a) North Korea

b) Albania

c) Mozambique

d) the Soviet Union

The answer is b, just one of the nuggets to be found in a statistical analysis, released by the U.S. Mission to the U.N. last week, of votes on contested issues before the General Assembly in 1983. Albania voted with the U.S. on only 4% of the votes studied; Laos, Viet Nam and Mozambique produced only slightly higher percentages. The study, requested by Congress last year, lends statistical support to...

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