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LEE BOLLINGER AND STEVE COLL ARE PROTECTING GARY WEISS AND THE RUSSIAN MOB

WHY DOES LEE BOLLINGER, PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, PROTECT GARY WEISS, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM AND WEISS’ CONNECTIONS TO THE RUSSIAN MOB?

Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, has a soft spot for Gary Weiss, adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  629 more words

Policy on Taliban

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1996 was crucial for Bhutto’s policy on Afghanistan when Pakistan-backed extremely religious group Taliban took power in Kabul in September. She continued her father’s policy on Afghanistan taking aggressive measures to curb the anti-Pakistan sentiments in Afghanistan. 237 more words

American spies and diplomats who occasionally migrated to work at Exxon discovered a corporate system of secrecy, non disclosure agreements, and internal security that matched some of the most compartmented black boxes of the world’s intelligence agencies.

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In the days ahead Hazelwood’s intoxication would simplify perceptions of the accident. It provided Exxon a means to narrow its responsibility. … For late-night comedians the drunk-driving imagery proved irresistible.

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Steve Coll on Rex Tillerson

So Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chief executive, has finally been announced as Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. It feels a very “Trumpian” pick – a business giant known for his deal making but with no political experience – and he will blend easily into a cabinet of billionaires and generals. 203 more words

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Steve Coll on the Tillerson Pick Plus Excerpt From 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power'

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Steve Coll writes in The New Yorker that Trump’s reported pick of Tillerson as Secretary of State is “astonishing on many levels.” 246 more words

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Pentagon withholds aid over Pakistan failure to stop formerly US-backed insurgents

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Pentagon has decided to withhold $300 million in military aid to Pakistan for failing to take “sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a Taliban affiliate blamed for attacks on U.S. 498 more words