Has he accomplished more than almost anybody? How does Trump’s foreign policy achievements look like?

Other people publicly laughing at POTUS is not an ordinary scene. But that’s what just happened to Donald Trump at UNGA when he said that his administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of the US. It is maybe not a question for a political scientinst but why do you think he felt those words should be in his speech, and what would you say is Trump’s biggest foreign policy achievement so far, not matter if positive or negative, simply the biggest? Maybe also his seemingly corrosive effect on the international world order? Read few comments.

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with United States President Donald Trump. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

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Kofi Annan and his legacy

RIP Kofi Annan (1938-2018). How would you assess the effect Kofi Annan has on the UN, what is his international legacy? Read few comments.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan meets with Eduard Kukan, Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic (19 December 2003). Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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Where was the UN in the Trump’s speech at UNGA?

Read few comments by Martin EdwardsAssociate Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, Seton Hall University. Listen to President Donald Trump’s speech.

Secretary-General António Guterres meets with United States President Donald Trump. Also pictured, Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN. Credit: http://www.unmultimedia.org/Eskinder Debebe

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What to expect from President Trump at UNGA?

During his visit to NATO many expected that President Donald Trump will clearly emphasize NATO Article 5 and the collective defense. I didn’t happen at that time. Maybe now the situation is similar. What do you think the world expects from Trump now from his tomorrow’s UN speech and the world might get? Read few comments.


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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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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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