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"The West mustn't become hysterical"3

  • Daniel Treisman, one of the leading US experts on Russian politics and economics, speaks about U.S.-Russian relations.

Daniel Treisman, 53, is one of the leading US experts on Russian politics and economics. A professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, he was educated at Oxford University and Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1995 with a Ph.D... weiter




One is not enough: Two thumbs up to cheering supporters from Trumps  motorcade near Trump International Golf Club. - © APAweb/ AP, Greg Lovett

Interview

"Americans are not good with humor"5

  • US author Matt Taibbi on Donald Trump's first year as president, the limits of free speech and accusations of being a misogynist.

Los Angeles/New York – Many consider him the Hunter S. Thompson of his generation, and not only for the fact that he works at the same place the late inventor of Gonzo journalism did for decades. Matt Taibbi, 47, is a reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, for which he covers politics, media, finance, and sports... weiter




Zaid al-Hussein

Warning against populists and demagogues in Europe and U.S.12

  • Full transcript of the speech

Peace, Justice and Security Foundation gala, The Hague, 5 September 2016 Dear Friends, I wish to address this short statement to Mr. Geert Wilders, his acolytes, indeed to all those like him – the populists, demagogues and political fantasists. To them, I must be a sort of nightmare. I am the global voice on human rights... weiter





Informal dialogue with a candidate. - © UN Photo - Manuel Elias

United Nations

Procedures for the appointment of the Secretary-General2

What are the basic requirements for the appointment of the UN Secretary-General? Article 97 of the UN Charter provides that, "The Secretary-General shall be appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council." In other words, Article 97 creates a two-stage process: a recommendation by the Security Council followed by... weiter




The Wiener Zeitung talked to Peck about his plans for the new ER, its place in the literary landscape of the 21st century and the true role ofthe "New Yorker". - © Foto: Johnny Perez

Interview

"We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"10

  • Dale Peck, editor of the revived "Evergreen Review" talks about managing expectations, money and what he expects from contributors.

New York – The "Evergreen Review" (ER) is considered one of the greatest literary journals that has ever come out of the US. Founded in 1957 by legendary New York publisher Barney Rosset, ER published writing that challenged the literary, sexual, and social status quo of the country for the next sixteen years... weiter





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  3. "We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"
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  5. "The West mustn't become hysterical"
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