Multilateralism

Interview – Christopher Layne

E-International Relations • Dec 3 2021 • Features

Christopher Layne sheds light on the US-China relationship, potential conflicts and escalations, and President Biden’s commitment to renewing democracy abroad.

Opinion – The Status of the BRICS, 20 Years Later

William Daldegan and Carlos Eduardo Carvalho • Nov 18 2021 • Articles

BRICS are an initiative that recognizes the huge differences between its members and is developed according to the resultant possibilities.

Broken Threads: Reshaping Multilateralism with COVID-19 under Way

Carlos Frederico Pereira da Silva Gama • May 10 2021 • Articles

Even though COVID-19 developments set states and economies further apart, a new push from the Biden administration can partially restore confidence in multilateral endeavours.

The Global South as a Political Project

Luciana Ballestrin • Jul 3 2020 • Articles

The Global South is a political project which faces several challenges and is permanently disputed by progressive and regressive forces in the multipolar context.

The Responsibility to Protect in 2020: Thinking Beyond the UN Security Council

Samuel Jarvis • Jun 19 2020 • Articles

The break down in multilateralism forces us to think more expansively about how protection and prevention initiatives can be delivered and supported.

Opinion – Multilateralism as Panacea for COVID-19

Any crisis holds an opportunity, and COVID-19 has the potential to reinvigorate global solidarity and play its part in saving multilateralism from its ultimate demise.

Opinion – Coronavirus: A Global Crisis Waiting for a Global Response

Gisela Hirschmann • Apr 2 2020 • Articles

There are no signs that the UN Security Council is meeting any time soon on the covid-19 crisis, despite the global impact of the corona pandemic for peace and security.

Opinion – Can the Coronavirus Crisis Revive Multilateralism?

Dhanasree Jayaram • Mar 26 2020 • Articles

The call for multilateralism should be reinforced to tackle the far-reaching health, economic, (geo)political, infrastructural and social implications of the coronavirus crisis.

How Well-meaning Donors Create the UN Machinery They Don’t Like

Vytautas Jankauskas and Ronny Patz • Sep 27 2019 • Articles

While states have been increasing financial support to the UN, their shift towards voluntary contributions adds more fuel to the fire of UN bureaucracy that they dislike.

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

E-International Relations • Jul 11 2019 • Features

Ambassador Hans Carl von Werthern discusses Germany-Japan relations, proposals for reform of the UN Security Council, and the impact of the Fukushima disaster in Germany.

Trump’s Trade War: US Geoeconomics from Multi- to Unilateralism

Elisabeth Winter • Aug 31 2018 • Articles

Donald Trump has no problem to revoke partnerships. Hence, his strategy may actually end up being right: for the United States, trade wars are good, and easy to win.

Trump and Trade: The End of Multilateral Trade Governance?

Madison Cartwright • Jul 26 2018 • Articles

Contradictory US interests, domestic views on trade, and industry preferences will remain after Trump leaves office, which bodes ill for international trade governance.

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