Stewart M. Patrick

The Internationalist

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

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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 »

An Open World Is in the Balance. What Might Replace the Liberal Order?

by Stewart M. Patrick
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump hugs a U.S. flag as he comes onstage to rally with supporters in Tampa, Florida, U.S. October 24, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States imperils the liberal international order that America has championed since World War II. That open world was already operating under strain, challenged by rivals and upheaval abroad. But suddenly, it is vulnerable at home, too. A wave of angry populism has propelled to power a nationalist leader who campaigned on a promise to put “America First.” As a candidate, Trump questioned longstanding U.S. alliances like NATO, criticized international institutions like the United Nations, and promised to abandon major trade, arms control and climate agreements. Little wonder that liberal internationalists are shuddering. Writing in the New York Times, outgoing Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken frets that the new administration will “become complicit in dismantling” the very world that America made. 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 »

Global Agenda: Getting Human Rights Right

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
Syria's ambassador to the U.N. Hussam Aala addresses a special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Aleppo, Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 21, 2016. (Denis Balibouse/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 Mark P. Lagon, centennial fellow and distinguished senior scholar Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He was formerly president of Freedom House, and ambassador-at-large to combat trafficking in persons at the U.S. Department of State. Read more »

Donald Trump’s Global Agenda: What Have You Got to Lose?

by Stewart M. Patrick
Barack Obama meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Donald J. Trump’s election as U.S. president could have seismic consequences for international cooperation. During the campaign, the candidate signaled his intent to shake up established U.S. foreign and national security policies. Among other pronouncements, he questioned U.S. alliances and commitments to international institutions, vowed to repudiate the Paris climate agreement, attacked the Iran nuclear deal, swore to dismantle trade agreements, lauded dictators who oppress their citizens, promised to suspend U.S. refugee admissions, endorsed torture to defend U.S. national security, and advocated counterterrorism tactics that violate international humanitarian law. Read more »