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Like-Minded and Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order

An IIGG Working Paper

Author: Ash Jain, Nonresident Fellow, German Marshall Fund, and Consultant, Eurasia Group

Like-Minded and Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order - like-minded-and-capable-democracies-a-new-framework-for-advancing-a-liberal-world-order

Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press

Release Date January 2013

24 pages

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Overview

In this International Institutions and Global Governance program Working Paper, Ash Jain traces developments associated with founding a group of democracies to address contemporary global challenges and finds that a D10 composed of like-minded and capable democracies from around the world would provide both an efficient and necessary mechanism to pursue shared interests. Further, Jain contends that such a body "would add a new framework aimed at deepening strategic cooperation" and would allow "the United States and its like-minded allies to best organize for the challenges of today's world."

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Ash Jain, a former member of the State Department's policy planning staff, is a nonresident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a consultant with the Eurasia Group. He is also serving as executive director for the Project for a United and Strong America—a task force of bipartisan foreign policy experts outlining a blueprint for a new national security strategy. Jain previously served as a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an adviser with the White House Office of Global Communications, and counsel with the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. His published articles and commentary have appeared in various news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Hill, Fox News, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting, and FRANCE 24. Jain has a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and a JD/MS in foreign service from Georgetown University.