It is not just consolation prize for Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak was just elected President of the UN General Assembly. What is the most important President’s role, what he can do and what he cannot do inside the organization? And Lajcak’s wanted to be SeGen, is being the President of UN General Assembly a bit of a consolation prize or do you find this really important? Read few comments.

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit http://www.mzv.sk

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2017: The year of isolationism?

After Brexit and Trump in 2016 many observers say the world and nations may become more inward looking and isolationist in 2017. What is your view, do you agree and why or do you see this differently? Read few comments.

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António Guterres will be the next UN Secretary-General. But why him?

Portugal’s António Guterres is unanimous choice to be next UN Secretary-General. In general, why him and what do you expect from him?

António Guterres. Credit: http://www.un.org

António Guterres. Credit: http://www.un.org

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Guterres? Lajcak? Who is now a favorite for the next UN Secretary General?

Portugal’s ex-PM Antonio Guterres still staying strong, Slovakia’s FM Lajcak rises and female candidates are doing so-so in the last round of votes for the next UNSG e.g. here  So how do you see the state of the race  for the next UNSG after three straw polls? Any real favorites and why? Read few comments.

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Portugal’s ex-PM Guterres leads the race for the next UN Secretary General. But…

How important or unimportant and why do you find this first “straw” poll in the UNSC as Portugal’s ex-PM António Guterres (photo credit: www.un.org) is now probably a front runner for being the next UN Secretary General.  Read few comments.

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University of Oxford expert on Slovak FM Lajcak’s candidacy for the next UN SecGen

An email interwiew with Sam DawsDirector, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford.

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Madeleine Albright at Globsec: I Am Not Afraid of War But Russians Bite

“In the past, we were afraid of nuclear bombs. Today, we do not know what we fear. I think, it is more complicated than before,” this is how Madeleine Albright, former US secretary of state between 1997 and 2001, compared the Cold War world with today’s situation. Interview with her was conducted at the 11th annual security conference Globsec held in Bratislava and was first published in the Slovak newspaper Pravda.

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

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