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.
Trump has revealed himself to be a man resistant to compromise, with few qualms about going it alone when he doesn’t get his way. For the leaders gathering for the UN General Assembly this week, the question hanging in the air is simple: Is that all there is to American diplomacy?
In choosing to leave the EU, British voters decided that Brexit was the only way to preserve their national sovereignty. But in choosing to leave that club, they are experiencing the trade-offs inherent in modern sovereignty.
National Security Advisor John Bolton criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a speech before the Federalist Society. Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law John B. Bellinger III explains the reasoning behind the speech and how the ICC should proceed.
On the eve of Trump's first State of the Union address, it is worth reviewing what is behind his America First doctrine and what does its focus on national sovereignty signal for the future of U.S. global leadership and international cooperation.
Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the nation must make "sovereignty bargains" to achieve its aims in a complex world.