Stewart M. Patrick

The Internationalist

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

New U.S. Plan for Women in Armed Conflicts

by Stewart M. Patrick Tuesday, December 20, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives and Afghan Women's Network, as she sits alongside Selay Ghaffar of the Humanitarian Assistance to Women and Children of Afghanistan during an international conference on the future of Afghanistan, in Bonn December 5, 2011. (J. Scott Applewhite/ Courtesy Reuters)

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Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

by Stewart M. Patrick Monday, December 12, 2011

Austrian President Heinz Fischer makes a speech at the opening of the World Policy Conference at the historic Hofburg palace in Vienna December 9, 2011. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the issue of global governance in all its aspects (Herwig Prammer/Courtesy Reuters).

 –Vienna, Austria

The Internationalist spent the weekend at one of the more compelling stops on the global meeting circuit: the annual World Policy Conference (WPC). The brainchild of Thierry de Montbrial, founding president of the French think tank, l’Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI), the WPC provides a valuable alternative to the larger and flashier Davos—and a welcome opportunity to debate the state of global governance. This year’s setting was Vienna’s Hofburg Palace, a spectacular reminder of the city’s imperial Hapsburg history. Read more »