Monthly Archives: January 2009

The ‘Pathway’ To a New Liberal Internationalism?

The evolving international order and the role of American leadership in that order were taken up recently by G. John Ikenberry in our Global Institutional Reform Workshop (GIR).  John is Princeton University’s Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Demand! The Case of China

We know, or at least think we do, that world demand is ‘collapsing’.  We’ve seen emerging power currencies fall significantly; equity markets deflate; and governments planning and then announcing fiscal stimulus packages.  But assessing the state of the BRICSAM economies … Continue reading

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Clubs, Clubs Clubs – How to Lead the Way to Better Global Governance?

Much discussion of new international organizations has accompanied the recent examination of global governance reform in the light of the completed US Presidential election and now the global financial meltdown.  There is much contention over the nature of reorganization. There … Continue reading

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‘Entangling Alliances,’ Global Governance and US Sovereignty

It has become rather commonplace for US ‘opposition’ to raise the early perspectives of American political leaders in discussing American foreign policy.  Yet such references to these early alliance warnings and the threat to US sovereignty have become overused and … Continue reading

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‘A Plan for Action’ – Managing Global Insecurity (MGI)

The MGI Project, begun in 2007, is the joint initiative of the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy section – led by Carlos Pascaul,  the Center on International Cooperation at New York University – led by Bruce Jones, and the Center for … Continue reading

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Brazil’s new Vision: Imagining a Great Power?

Brazil is thinking big.  I mean Big!  On December 19, 2008 President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva – Lula in other words, released a new national defense strategy. This document called for: upgrading Brazil’s military forces and for remaking the … Continue reading

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