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Stewart M. Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in London on January 8, 2020. Toby Melville/Reuters

Brexit’s Finish Line Is Only the "End of the Beginning" for Britain and the European Union

The United Kingdom faces numerous uncertainties as Brexit nears its nominal finish line. Read More

January 6, 2020

World Order
The World Is Heading Back to the Future—to Another Volatile, Roaring ‘20s

The international politics of 2020 bear unnerving resemblance to the conditions that precipitated World War II.

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December 18, 2019

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Six Global Summits to Watch in 2020

The year ahead promises to bring several gatherings of world leaders that could either continue the trend of declining international cooperation or breathe new life into multilateralism.

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December 17, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Violence Against Women: Beyond Multilateral Virtue Signaling

Multilateral institutions often focus on rhetoric over action in countering violence against women. States inclined to do better should take matters into their own hands and adopt feminist foreign policies. 

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