By Melissa Prax
The U.S. plans to cut deep into its funding for the United Nations — but that move could end up costing more in the long run.
“Ultimately, the way to keep young people out of ISIS is to ensure that they have hope and opportunity,”
“The amount that could really be saved is a speck compared with overall U.S. spending,” says Richard Gowan, senior policy fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Three experts told Newsy why it’s actually in the U.S.’ national interest to continue its historically strong support for the United Nations.
Image: A peacekeeper with the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) holds a local child’s hand in Bokatolaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Marie Frechon.