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Stewart M. Patrick
What Does Trump Want Out of United Nations Reform?
The U.S. is in no danger of subordinating its Constitution to the UN—or any outside body.
Why Is Trump Keeping Our Western Allies at Arm’s Length?
Trump's anti-deep state speech betrays continuing influence of Bannon.
Why Trump’s Neo-Isolationist Budget Makes Us Less Safe
It is impossible to make America first by treating the world last.
Will Brexit Drive Scotland out of the United Kingdom?
Theresa May has bolstered Scotland's independence by insisting on a "hard Brexit."
The Nine Pivotal Big Power Summits of 2017
Will the Western nations remain united in their opposition to Russia?
Can the U.N. Halt the Rising Tide of Refugees?
Addressing the plight of refugees is less onerous than trying to end violent conflicts through more coercive means.
Putin Is Wrong to Celebrate Brexit. NATO Is Intact
Nothing about Brexit undermines the fundamental commitment for each member state to defend any other in the event of an armed attack.
Donald Trump and Michael Gove: Two Men Who Trash The Experts
Gove and Trump are not the first to deride expertise. Revolutionaries from Lenin to Mao to Pol Pot to Khomeini have played the same game.
Will the Brexit Verdict Inspire American Isolationists?
Brexit will reignite simmering domestic debates over how to balance the defense of U.S. sovereignty with the imperative of international cooperation.
Xi's Standoff in the South China Sea Is Reaching a Head
After years of crouching and hiding, China now seems intent on treating its neighbors as tributary states, with President Xi as suzerain.
Syria’s Misery Is Evidence the U.N. Is Broken
Syria underscores the futility of trying to force agreement within a bitterly divided Security Council.
Obama Must Lead the World’s Efforts to Defeat the Islamic State
Achieving ISIS's destruction requires a broad coalition, including strange bedfellows like Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Climate Change: Don’t Forget the Warming Oceans
Increased ocean acidity makes it hard for microorganisms, crustaceans and mollusks to build skeletons and shells.
Obama Tackles the Peacekeepers
The least glamorous part of the UN's work is its most important. And it needs reform.
How Obama Should Deal with Xi, Rouhani and Putin
Super-Monday sees the world's top leaders—and the U.S.'s biggest rivals—collide at the U.N.
The Dark Side of U.N. Peacekeepers
Little has been done to stop sexual abuse by U.N. troops years after it was first reported.
Aid Fatigue Is Hurting Displaced Syrians
France and China have given less to help than Ethiopia has.