Author Archives: Alan Alexandroff

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

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    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

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    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’?

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    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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A Multilateral World Is Well – Complicated! And There is No Roadmap

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  Now evidently – from the image above – this is not the first speech that US President Obama has given at West Point.  Here then is an earlier portrait of the President there – the black hair obviously is … Continue reading

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A World in Flux II

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          It’s a pleasure to review work of colleagues seriously grappling with the contemporary world order.  Back in March I reviewed Bruce Jones’s examination of the global order at the point just prior to the publication … Continue reading

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Struggling with World Order

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Who said geopolitics went away?  Well a number of international relations experts imply this in their various announcements that geopolitics has returned.   One of those most loudly trumpeting this view is Walter Russell Mead, the Editor-at- Large of the … Continue reading

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Struggling with Change in Great Power Relations – An Addendum

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  It is a little like having a stomachache. The United States is struggling to operationalize its diplomacy in the ever changing landscape.  And its finding it hard to digest the changes without feeling rather sick. So at the end … Continue reading

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