Author Archive

Stewart M. Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick
Dr. Stewart Patrick is the senior fellow and director of the program on International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ideas

China and Trump May Bury the Liberal International Order

Beijing is a free-riding superpower on the rise, the U.S. a weary titan no longer willing to invest in the system it built after WWII.

Ideas

5 Things to Know Before the US Reduces Its Role at the UN

Trump’s hyper-nationalist, 'America First' agenda will play well with his populist base. But it signals a reckless abdication of U.S. global leadership.

Ideas

Alliances Matter. Here’s How to Persuade Trump and His Voters

An internationalist consensus can only be rebuilt if its would-be architects take seriously the popular anxieties that propelled Trump’s victory.

Ideas

Progress or Oppression—You Decide, Obama Tells the UN in His Final Address

From mass migration to North Korea’s nukes, Obama’s lofty speech contained little guidance about how to resolve the world’s intractable problems.

Ideas

Divert Course: Beijing Needs A Way To Save Face in the South China Sea

It will take U.S. help and a politically difficult climb-down, but it will help China escape the blind alley its imprudent policies have steered it toward.

Ideas

Here's Why the UN Sat on Its Hands During 5 Years of War in Syria

The 'great power' origins and recent deadly failings of the power of veto inside the U.N. Security Council.

Policy

How UN Members Want To Bypass a Security Council Veto

Proposals from France and Brazil reopened a much-needed discussion on how to make the Security Council more responsive to mass atrocities like the Syrian conflict. By Stewart M. Patrick

Policy

Seven Global Summits To Watch in 2015

These global summits will continue to play an indispensable part in governing an unruly world. By Patrick M. Stewart

Ideas

Four Ways the US Can Help the African Union Stand on Its Own

A united and capable Africa appeals to both regional players and Washington, which increasingly views violence within Africa’s many fragile states as enabling conditions for terrorists with growing global ambitions. By Stewart M. Patrick

Threats

What To Expect from Obama's Plan To Stop Foreign Fighters

Getting the UN Security Council to agree on Obama's plan to curb transnational jihad will be the easy part. What comes after is where the real problems lie. By Stewart M. Patrick and Daniel Chardell

Threats

NATO's Moment of Truth Arrives

NATO's summit in Wales might just be the last, best hope the alliance has to face down Putin. By Stewart M. Patrick and Daniel Chardell

Ideas

Getting Past Crimea at the Nuclear Security Summit

Russia’s annexation of Crimea has cast a shadow over the biannual meeting, threatening to distract delegates from securing the world’s nuclear weapons. By Stewart M. Patrick and Claire Schachter