Monthly Archives: July 2006

We’re all Realists Now: Robert Wright and “Progressive Realism”

The op-ed by Robert Wright is a serious effort to articulate a liberal multilateralism for the US in the face of broad US and global scepticism over the Bush Doctrine. This piece, as some others including a number suggested by … Continue reading

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The “Big Picture” & The “Changed Distribution of Marbles” and Middle Powers, e.g. Canada: Reflections on the Draft Paper by Gordon Smith

As we say in the law, inobiter, Art has argued that “middle powers” though he adds “especially former great powers,” recognize that the distribution of power in the international system has changed but they are, “less willing to have the … Continue reading

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The “New” in New Multilateralism: A Reflection on Stein and Wolfe and adding Ikenberry

Somewhat surprisingly Art has chosen, in part,  to assert a structural explanation to the New Multilateralism – shades I guess of Grand Startegy.  He suggests that part of the “new” is: “historical institutions are dealing with a quite different distribution … Continue reading

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