Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
Multilateral cooperation, international institutions and global governance; United Nations; weak and failing states; foreign assistance and post-conflict reconstruction; transnational threats; U.S. foreign policy; diplomatic history.
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CFR Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program and author of Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security.
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Stewart Patrick reviews the 68th United Nations General Assembly meeting and responds to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the possibility of a change in U.S.-Iran relations and the latest development in Syria.
Stewart Patrick joins the Canadian Television News Channel to discuss negotiations between Russia and the United States following Syria's use of chemical weapons.
On Conversations With History, Patrick discusses the criteria for defining fragile states and for creating benchmarks for evaluating whether they pose national security threats with reference to terrorism proliferation, criminal activity, energy insecurity and infectious disease. He argues that in most cases the links are tenuous and the focus on one category obscures the challenges these states actually pose for the U.S. and the community of nations. He proposes that the United States focus on an early warning system that anticipates problem areas, identify local environments that shape harmful outcomes, engage in multilateral solutions, and de-emphasize the over reliance on military solutions.
The Global Governance Monitor tracks, maps, and evaluates multilateral efforts to address today's global challenges, including armed conflict, public health, climate change, ocean governance, financial coordination, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism.