Author Archives: Alan Alexandroff

Geez Globalization is Dying Too!

Globalization

  Well it certainly has not been ‘the best of times’ – particularly not if you’ve been reading the international pundits.  And indeed there is a lot of tension, strife and conflict in the international system whether in the Middle … Continue reading

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Is this Really the Demise of ‘Liberal Internationalism’

Obama News Conference

For liberal internationalists, this is a bitter pill to swallow—or even to accept. “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext,” Secretary of State John Kerry fulminated on CBS’s Face … Continue reading

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It’s Broken Too! Another Look at Global Governance

WTO LOgo

  Having just looked at the global economy, and more precisely, the efforts of the great powers, in significant measure through the G20 to avoid a new Great Depression, I thought it might be useful to turn my sights on … Continue reading

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It’s Broken Too! Or Is It?

The System Worked Drezner

    So the assessment of what is broken, and what is not, at the global governance level continues among the experts. First a rare corrective to the gloom-and-doom assessments particularly from the international media. Dan Drezner recently released his … Continue reading

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It is Tough Exercising Global ‘Concert Diplomacy’ Leadership – Part II

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  So back to the role of the Stanley Foundation (TSF) in analyzing multilateralism in today’s global order.  I had the good fortune to connect with TSF’s President Keith Porter.  And he was good enough to respond to my questions.  Keith … Continue reading

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It is Tough Exercising Global ‘Concert Diplomacy’ Leadership – Part I

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  Global Leadership  Today’s realities demand positive international cooperation. Shared global challenges require creative multilateral solutions. Annual world leader summits like the G-8 and G-20 are free from the traditional trappings of fixed institutions like the United Nations. These gatherings … Continue reading

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Leaders, Leaders: Where Have All the Leaders Gone

Obama Press Conference

    Well the debate, discussion, dialogue – call it what you will – among the international relations experts and pundits began with the assertion by Walter Russell Meade and others over the return of geopolitics. This debate has grown … Continue reading

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The BRICS Start a Second Cycle

6th BRICS Summit

    Much anticipated, the second cycle of the BRICS Leaders meetings commenced in Fortaleza Brazil on July 15th.  And as expected the first really concrete contribution to international development got off the ground – the BRICS Bank called the … Continue reading

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Where’s the ‘Number Two’?

Xi and Obama

    With the gathering of US and China officials in Beijing for the sixth S&ED (Security and Economic Dialogue) meeting of the two, it is reasonable to take a step back to assess where relations are at the moment … Continue reading

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Engaging in the Review of Global Summitry

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I’ve just had the good fortune to return from Oxford University where I spent several very pleasant days examining with experts and others the health and direction of global governance.  This almost annual Princeton University Workshop is a highly satisfactory … Continue reading

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