The Internationalist

The Internationalist

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

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 3, 2020 Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters

Leaving the WHO Is No Way to Deal With a Pandemic

The United States should abandon its misguided withdrawal from the World Health Organization and work instead toward reforming the institution.  Read More

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Could the Coronavirus Pandemic Revive International Cooperation?
New thinking, enlightened leadership, and a favorable distribution of power are necessary for a more cooperative world to emerge in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Why Governance Matters in the Time of COVID-19
Transparency, accountability, and trust matter now more than ever.
Global Governance
Remembering the San Francisco Conference That Created the United Nations
Seventy-five years ago this week, delegates from fifty nations signed the UN Charter.
  • United States
    Black Lives Matter—for Social Justice, and for America’s Global Role
    Human rights abuses at home undermine U.S. global leadership.
  • Global Governance
    Expanding the G7 Makes Sense. Including Russia Does Not.
    Russia's inclusion in an expanded G7 would run contrary to the group's aims and interests.
  • Space
    The Artemis Accords and the Next Generation of Outer Space Governance
    The United States is pursuing bilateral agreements to shape international space law.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Under Trump, the United States Has Become an Irresponsible Stakeholder
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump's disdain for multilateral cooperation has cost the United States its credibility as a responsible stakeholder in the international system.
  • Global Governance
    OECD Digital Tax Negotiations Thread the Sovereignty Needle
    The OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting shows how to balance the demands of national sovereignty with the realities of contemporary globalization.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    COVID-19 and Climate Change Will Change the Definition of National Security
    The scope of national security is expanding beyond violent threats to encompass a broader array of dangers.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    The World Order After COVID-19 Hinges on What Kind of America Emerges
    A renewed American internationalism is both desirable and possible, but it will only be sustainable if a change of national mindset accompanies it.