U.S. Shift From Unilateralism Seen

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1585810/1585811" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

As 2003 began, the Bush administration made it clear the United States would go it alone in Iraq, if necessary. This policy came after the administration had unilaterally abandoned the Kyoto Accords, the ABM Treaty and the International Criminal Court in preceding years. But as 2004 begins, White House policy has a distinctly multilateral character, from handling the North Korea crisis to sending James Baker to Europe and Asia. NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from