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    The Panama Summit and the Withering Inter-American Ideal

    The Panama Summit and the Withering Inter-American Ideal
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    A Chinese Perspective on the BRICS in 2015

    A Chinese Perspective on the BRICS in 2015
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    2015: Seven Global Summits That Deserve Your Attention

    2015: Seven Global Summits That Deserve Your Attention
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    The Tricky Path to a Global Climate Agreement

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    What Will Define Success at the Brisbane G20 Summit?

    What Will Define Success at the Brisbane G20 Summit?

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Latest Member Publications

The West, Multipolarity and the Challenge of Global Governance

Author: Riccardo Alcaro, Italian Institute of International Affairs

Contrary to expectations, the hierarchical structure of Western power has consolidated since the end of the Cold War, with the United States at the center and European countries revolving around it, part genuinely, part fatalistically, as followers.

Reimagining Multistakeholderism: Challenges for Internet Governance

Authors: Samir Saran and William Poff-Webster, Observer Research Foundation

Concerns remain in the developing world about whether the ICANN/IANA transition will create a truly plural process. Three challenges 'multistakeholderism' must address from the perspective of the developing world are access, equity and sovereignty.

East Asian Security and South Korea's Middle Power Diplomacy

Author: Chaesung Chun, East Asia Institute

In addressing security matters in the Northeast Asian region, the role of South Korea's middle power diplomacy as a networking power is crucial in defining the nature of the North Korea problem.