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The New “New Multilateralism”: Minilateral Cooperation, but at What Cost?

Author: Stewart M. Patrick
Global Summitry: Politics, Economics, and Law in International Governance

A defining feature of twenty-first century multilateralism is growing reliance on informal, non-binding, purpose-built partnerships and coalitions of the interested, willing, and capable. But the new multilateralism also presents dangers, among these encouraging rampant forum-shopping, undermining critical international organizations, and reducing accountability in global governance, writes Stewart Patrick.

See more in Global; United States; Treaties and Agreements; Diplomacy and Statecraft

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Conservatives, Liberals, and Human Rights

Authors: Mark P. Lagon and William F. Schulz
Policy Review

Mark P. Lagon and William F. Schulz take a closer look at how liberals and conservatives understand and advance human rights and lay out options for creating a more unified human rights movement focused on resilience and creative policies rather than dogmatism.

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Blueprint for a Sustainable Energy Partnership of the Americas

Authors: Annette Hester, Jennifer Jeffs, Shannon K. O'Neil, Denise Gregory, Adriana de Queiroz, Anthony T. Bryan, and Timothy M. Shaw
The Centre for International Governance Innovation

This report from the Center for International Governance (CIGI) identifies opportunities to lay the groundwork for the development of concrete initiatives to address the
strategic needs of the Western Hemisphere for a sustainable energy future.

See more in Latin America and the Caribbean; Energy Policy; Environmental Policy

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Global Governance: Where is it Headed and Can it Deliver?

Speaker: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Introductory Speaker: Dan Caldwell

Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, and Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow and director of the international institutions and global governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss the state of global governance at the International Studies Association 2015 Annual Convention, as part of CFR's Academic Outreach Initiative.

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Organized Crime and Transnational Threats (Audio)

Speakers: David Holiday, William F. Wechsler, and Lee S. Wolosky
Introductory Speaker: James M. Lindsay
Presider: Stanley S. Arkin

Listen to experts discuss organized crime including the circumstances under which criminal activities constitute a threat to national security.

This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.

See more in Global; Homeland Security; Transnational Crime

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context (Audio)

Speakers: Atul Arya, Jose Goldemberg, and Sun Guoshun
Presider: Robert Lane Greene

Listen to experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

See more in Environmental Policy; International Organizations and Alliances; Climate Change