Monthly Archives: March 2006

How To Engage the Middle Kingdom in the New Multilateralism

Very recently Minxin Pei, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace reminded us in his “sober” and sobering analysis of China what a difficult issue China poses. In his Financial Times article of February 24, 2006 called “China … Continue reading

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Multilateralism and the Provision of Legitimacy

In the war in Iraq, known in official US documents as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the US has carried the bulk of the military effort. More than 130,000 US soldiers have been in Iraq throughout the period since the early … Continue reading

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Petrocapital – A Threat to Capital Markets and Globalization

Jim de Wilde, a GIR Community Member, is delivering a very interesting speech in the next few days at the Haskayne Business School at the University of Calgary (note the location). Jim, today a venture capitalist (very important) and a … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with this Picture – The Dubai Ports Deal and Global Markets

Well it’s good to be reminded that populist pandering is not dead and definitely not in the United States. A severe case of it was identified in the US Congress and spread rapidly to Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington … Continue reading

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American World Order by Martin Walker on Michael Mandelbaum

Martin Walker is very good at describing in summary form what Michael Mandelbaum advocates in his book: “He explains cooly and clearly the various ways in which the United States now functions asa global government, offering the planet the services … Continue reading

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Opening the Dialogue on New Multilateralism

The Global Institutional Reform Workshop (GIR) or at least the label that we settled on (it’s royal “we” I’m afraid – I thought it up, I admit) began as an idea when I realized the release of a number of … Continue reading

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