Stewart M. Patrick

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

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Salvaging South Sudan’s Sovereignty (and Ending its Civil War)

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley prepares to speak at a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria on April 12, 2017. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by Kate Almquist Knopf, director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and Payton Knopf, former coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on South Sudan. Read more »

Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
A combination of pictures shows the three candidates for Director General of the World Health Organisation Sania Nishtar, David Nabarro and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during their news conferences at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 26, 2017. (Pierre Albouy/Reuters)

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.

For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. presidential elections, the campaign for the director general (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is not just overshadowed by media reports on Trump, Syria, and nuclear proliferation—it itself seems to be unglamorous and uninformative. As observed by a recent New York Times article, the candidates’ positions are similar on most issues, from the WHO’s budget to emergency response.  Indeed, they also behave similarly—they not only avoid publically criticizing one another, but also seek not to give people the impression that they are critical of any member states, existing programs, or nonstate actors. Read more »

Silent Suffering: Mental Health as a Global Health Priority

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
A man embraces Argi, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, as he relaxes at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain, February 13, 2017. (Susana Vera/Reuters)

Coauthored with Ryan Fedasiuk, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Today is World Health Day. Originally created to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), the day has since become an opportunity to spread awareness of a subject of major importance to global health each year. For 2017, the WHO campaign focuses on depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide. As the WHO spotlights depression and issues surrounding the illness, it is important to consider just how far the international community has to go in combating this debilitating mental disease. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who is the Likely Forerunner in the WHO Director-General Election?

by Guest Blogger for Stewart M. Patrick
World Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan attends the 69th World Health Assembly at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Denis Balibouse/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 »