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Canary in the Coal Mine: The Arctic as a National Imperative

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies for some mid-mission fixes dropped by parachute from a C-130 in the Arctic Ocean in this July 12, 2011 NASA handout photo obtained by Reuters. (NASA/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program.

The Arctic is changing rapidly. It is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet, causing sea ice to melt and water levels to rise. Once considered the world’s least accessible ocean, the Arctic Ocean now contains additional sea routes for shipping and commercial activity. Countries such as China and Russia—eager for emerging economic opportunities—are investing new resources in the region as the United States lags behind.  Meanwhile, rising sea levels and erratic weather patterns are endangering coastal communities in all Arctic nations. Read more »

Trump 2018 Budget Proposal: What We Know (And Don’t Know)

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
Source: FiveThirtyEight (https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-trumps-budget-says-about-his-priorities/?ex_cid=538twitter)

The following is a guest post by Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. The following information is compiled by Laurie and her research associate Gabriella Meltzer. Read more »

President Trump and the Future of Global Governance

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
U.S. President Donald Trump waits to speak by phone with the Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by Miles Kahler, senior fellow for global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recent comments by then President-Elect Donald J. Trump—applauding the breakup of the European Union and declaring the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) “obsolete”—appear to confirm his deep skepticism or hostility toward major multilateral organizations. In the Trump worldview, bilateral deal-making among great powers is preferred; regional and multilateral organizations that might constrain the United States are suspect. Read more »

Global Agenda: President Trump and the Laws of War

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for the United States and its partners. This following post is authored by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. This op-ed is based on the Sixth Annual Lloyd Cutler Rule of Law lecture sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar which Mr. Bellinger recently delivered at the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more »

Global Agenda: The Roots of Trump’s Trade Rage

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
Swiss special police officers observe the surrounding area from atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel ahead of the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for the United States and its partners. This following post is authored by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read more »

UN Peacekeeping in South Sudan: A Kiwi Comes to Juba

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
A United Nations peacekeepers ride in their armored personnel carrier (APC) as they patrol the perimeter of the protection of civilians site hosting about 30,000 people displaced during the recent fighting in Juba, South Sudan, July 22, 2016. (Adriane Ohanesian/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read more »

Global Agenda: Navigating Contested Global Spaces

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
U.S. Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker/Research Vessel Healy, (WAGB 20) breaks ice in Arctic Ocean. (Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Reuters)

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for the United States and its partners. This following post is authored by Esther Brimmer, adjunct senior fellow for international institutions at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read more »

Global Agenda: Uphold U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
A wind turbine is seen near a gate of the ancient city of Wushu in Diaobingshan, Liaoning province in China. (Sheng Li/Reuters)

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for the United States and its partners. This following post is authored by Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon fellow and acting director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Sagatom Saha. Read more »

Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) hands the pen to Representative Tom Price (R-GA) (L) after signing a bill repealing Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 7, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for the United States and its partners. This following post is authored by Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read more »

Who Have Been the Best WHO Director-Generals?

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan speaks (R) during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Gabriella Meltzer. Read more »