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Reinventing Multilateral Order
Sundeep Waslekar

A thoughtful and constructive article has been completed on Reinventing Multilateral Order by Sundeep Waslekar.  The author has previously contributed to the NZCGS blog column (Systemic Global Change: Two ingredients – mutual global trust, legitimate global governance, 8 May 2020).  The
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COP26 – Climate Negotiations at Glasgow
Reporting from Rod Oram

NZCGS Board member and reputed business-environmental journalist, Rod Oram, has been attending COP26 in Glasgow these past few weeks, and regularly reporting back through Newsroom. Here are his reports. 14 November       COP26’s inadequate package could still lead to progress
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Samoan Constitutional Crisis
Jayden van Leeuwen

Although Samoan’s went to the polls on 9 April 2021, the wait for a clear winner of that election is still ongoing, and the outcome could have wide-ranging implications for the region – not only because Samoa is a well-respected
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The 16th EU-India Summit
A Pivot to Multilateralism
Pooran Chandra Pandey

India and EU are in the final stages of preparing for  their 16th summit in a bid to shape a rules-based ‘multipolar’ order. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier scheduled to travel to the Portuguese city of Porto, is now
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Myanmar pleads for the world to honour R2P
The Responsibility to Protect
Ramesh Thakur

This is not a blog I had expected, intended or wanted to write. I have politely declined requests to write on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in relation to the current crisis in Myanmar and the climbing civilian death toll. The
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‘The Silence’

I took this photograph of the Port Hills, Christchurch on 22 March 2019 – exactly one week after the devastating terrorist attack on the city’s mosques. That morning, I’d joined 20,000 others in a public outpouring of support for the
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The Challenge of US Electoral Instability
Tapio Kanninen

When Joseph Biden won the 2020 US election many hoped that there would be a quick return to an old globalist agenda and support for international institutions. However, the US has changed politically, socially, and culturally, which will seriously constrain such a reversal from
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New United States Leadership
And the Global Order
Abbas Nazari

In his address to the Munich security conference (his first international speech as president), President Biden told European leaders the US wants to “earn back our position of trusted leadership.” In a clean break from the isolationist policies of his predecessor, President Biden noted
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Military Cooperation
And The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Hugh Steadman

On 22nd January, 2021, the TPNW came into force with the requisite fifty nations having ratified the treaty. Since then, several others, including Cambodia and Philippines have joined. The background has been dealt with at some length in my recent
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