Category Archives: Global Summitry

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 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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The Return of Great Power Territorial Ambition?

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Great power rivalry has forcefully reappeared.  It is a jolt for anyone that follows international governance to watch the Russian actions in the Crimea and to hear the assertions and rationalizations by Russia’s President Putin concerning Russian annexation of the … Continue reading

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A World in Flux

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            I was going over Richard Rosecrance’s explication on UCTV of his his latest international relations thesis: The Resurgence of the West: How a Transatlantic Union Can Prevent War and Restore the United States and Europe.  His … Continue reading

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‘Good Enough Global Governance’ Maybe – But is It Really Such a Global Muddle?

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So my colleague and friend Stewart Patrick, the Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has given us a full picture of the contemporary global governance system recently in Foreign Affairs. But … Continue reading

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And Then There was a New Host – Australia

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  Quietly, maybe a touch too quietly, Australia assumed the hosting duties of the G20 on December 1, 2014.  As one of the first initiatives under Australia’s presidency, the program director of the G20 Studies Centre at Australia’s Lowy Institute, … Continue reading

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Growth in The Middle: Arriving on the Scene – MIKTA

So forget the BRICS, or even IBSA.  The newest grouping is MIKTA.  MIKTA stands for Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia.  All these countries are members of the G20.  It would seem that the group met at the margins of … Continue reading

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The Stars Appear to Not Be Aligned – The G20 Summit in St. Petersburg

So putting the last items in the bag for the trip to St. Petersburg.  This one looks like trouble.  Five years in to G20 Leaders Summits and St.  Petersburg would appear to have all the characteristics of a major distraction. … Continue reading

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