Diplomacy and Political Theater at the United Nations

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This week, the United Nations has been a forum for America-bashing by the leaders of Iran and Venezuela. Speaking to the General Assembly, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez branded President Bush "the devil," name-calling former President Clinton called "undignified and not helpful." But Venezuela is Latin America's leading candidate for one of five rotating seats on the Security Council. What will that mean for the Council and choosing a new Secretary General?



  • Paul Kennedy - Professor of International Security Studies at Yale University


Warren Olney