Despite limitations, the UN will still sponsor a few notable events and initiatives at this year’s General Assembly, but do not expect any breakthroughs. Read More
A growing number of actors have joined the fight against dirty money. The success of global efforts to combat illicit financial flows, however, remains uncertain.
Climate change and the environment feature prominently in 2019's global summit lineup.
The liberal world order faces a litany of challenges today. Instead of abandoning the world order that has served most of the world well, the United States and Middle Powers should seek to preserve and prolong that order.
Technological innovation and strategic competition appear to be increasing the risk of nuclear war. Mending the fraying international nuclear nonproliferation and arms control regimes should be a top global priority.
How should world leaders prioritize global challenges in the coming year? Experts from twenty-eight think tanks ranked mitigating and adapting to climate change and managing the global economy as the two most important global issues.
This International Women's Day, we highlight six women whose contributions have helped to shape the contemporary world order.
Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new International Institutions and Global Governance program blog series.
Navigating Rough Waters: The Limitations of International Watercourse Governance
Recent events are straining the global watercourse governance system. Countries need to articulate and abide by universal norms and standards on sustainable and equitable water resource use to secure safe access to water.
California Is a Preview of Climate Change’s Devastation for the Entire World
California is setting the pace for climate change disasters. Its plight is a direct consequence of the human addiction to fossil fuels.
The United Nations Prepares for a Somber 75th Anniversary
U.S. unilateralism, geopolitical rivalries, and COVID-19 are humbling UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s ambitions for the UN75 agenda.
California’s Bold Conservation Push Is Part of a Hopeful Global Trend
Environmental stewardship pays economic and other dividends. Fortunately, many are acknowledging that natural capital is just as important for human prosperity and security as financial, physical, and human capital.
U.S. Effort to ‘Nationalize’ Human Rights Undermines Them at Home and Abroad
The draft report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights provides a gift to despotic regimes and reveals the Trump administration’s hypocritical human rights policy.
Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Revive International Cooperation?
New thinking, enlightened leadership, and a favorable distribution of power are necessary for a more cooperative world to emerge in the aftermath of the pandemic.