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Global Governance Working Papers

These Global Governance Working Papers are a new feature of the Council of Councils initiative. Targeting critical global problems where new, creative thinking is needed, the working papers identify new principles, rules, or institutional arrangements that can improve international cooperation in addressing longstanding or emerging global problems.

Adapting International Trade Institutions to New Realities

Feb 13, 2018

A gradual approach of building consensus and popular support for the multilateral trading system could bolster global economic governance at a time of growing opposition to global trade.

The author thanks Rohinton Medhora, Marek Wasinski, Damian Wnukowski, Asmita Parshotam, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott, and Andres Matias Schelp for their valued contributions to this paper.

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The Challenge From North Korea

Nov 29, 2017

A nuclear-armed North Korea is a threat to the fragile strategic equilibrium on the Korean Peninsula and to international security at large. Emboldened by a nuclear arsenal, the highly militarized regime of President Kim Jong-un could be tempted to embark on aggressive acts. Meanwhile, the United States could opt for preventive military action.

The authors thank Mark Fitzpatrick, Oliver Meier, and Artur Kacprzyk for comments that greatly improved this working paper.

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