Jan 25, 2021
India intends to strengthen multilateralism by bringing human-centered and inclusive solutions to international peace and security issues and serving as a representative for the developing world as it begins its term on the UN Security Council.
Jul 18, 2019
Throughout India’s history, its leaders have believed in the country’s capacity to be a normative leader in foreign affairs. This argues that Prime Minister Modi should launch a new normative agenda on climate change.
Mar 13, 2020
A medical worker in protective suit takes a break at an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 16, 2020.

Coronavirus: The View From Italy, China, Singapore, India, and the UK

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members from leading global think tanks in Italy, China, Singapore, India, and the United Kingdom reflect on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the state of public health systems in their countries, and the importance of international and regional cooperation.

A medical worker in protective suit takes a break at an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 16, 2020.

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members from leading global think tanks in Italy, China, Singapore, India, and the United Kingdom reflect on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the state of public health systems in their countries, and the importance of international and regional cooperation.

Dec 23, 2020
Two men with surgical masks on stand in front of a large screen showing a virtual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting 2020, which was hosted in Malaysia on November 20, 2020.

Up in the Air: Ten Global Summits That Will Test Joe Biden in 2021

Summit diplomacy was a prominent casualty of COVID-19 during 2020. The pandemic forced the postponement of many high-level gatherings and the shift of others, like the annual opening of the UN General Assembly, to online platforms. Multilateralism-by-Zoom will continue into 2021, as the world rolls out novel coronavirus vaccines. Still, the coming year will be a critical one for international cooperation, even if the calendar remains fluid.

Two men with surgical masks on stand in front of a large screen showing a virtual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting 2020, which was hosted in Malaysia on November 20, 2020.

Summit diplomacy was a prominent casualty of COVID-19 during 2020. The pandemic forced the postponement of many high-level gatherings and the shift of others, like the annual opening of the UN General Assembly, to online platforms. Multilateralism-by-Zoom will continue into 2021, as the world rolls out novel coronavirus vaccines. Still, the coming year will be a critical one for international cooperation, even if the calendar remains fluid.

Dec 18, 2019
World leaders walk off after a family photo session at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Six Global Summits to Watch in 2020

As the second decade of this century comes to a close, effective multilateral cooperation seems to be on the ropes. The Donald J. Trump administration has abandoned U.S. global leadership, brazen geopolitics have returned with a vengeance, and populist leaders have exploited public dissatisfaction with globalization to chip away at European and broader global integration.

World leaders walk off after a family photo session at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

As the second decade of this century comes to a close, effective multilateral cooperation seems to be on the ropes. The Donald J. Trump administration has abandoned U.S. global leadership, brazen geopolitics have returned with a vengeance, and populist leaders have exploited public dissatisfaction with globalization to chip away at European and broader global integration.

Nov 16, 2016
Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, U.S., October 4, 2016 (Mike Sega/Reuters).

Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results

Editors note: This global perspectives roundup is a new feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments. In this edition, Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the impact of President-Elect Trump on global cooperation and offer some advice for the incoming administration. 

Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, U.S., October 4, 2016 (Mike Sega/Reuters).

Editors note: This global perspectives roundup is a new feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments. In this edition, Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the impact of President-Elect Trump on global cooperation and offer some advice for the incoming administration.