What happened at the G20 summit and what does it mean for the future of cooperation? Five experts from Argentina, Canada, China, Germany, and South Africa answer that question from their global perspective.
The idea that current trends in multilateral cooperation threaten American sovereignty is a red herring. The fundamental reality of modern international life is that global challenges require multilateral cooperation, and the decision to enter into a multilateral arrangement is not an infringement of sovereignty but its expression and embodiment.
The turbulent aftermath of World War I informs our troubled times and reminds us of the potency of nationalism, the attraction of authoritarianism, the risks of economic fragmentation, the temptations of American isolationism, and the fragility of multilateralism.