How have ideological differences in the General Assembly evolved over time?
- The United States and Soviet Union were at the opposite ends of the ideological spectrum during the Cold War.
- Immediately following the end of the Cold War, Russia’s ideological position turned very moderate—in 1992, they fell in between New Zealand and Japan.
- In recent years, Russia has drifted further away. However, China is the United States’ most ideologically opposed nation among politically relevant countries.
- The United States votes very similar to Israel.