in this issue:
A Time for Positive-Sum Power
– Joseph S. Nye
The terms “liberal international order” and “Pax Americana” have become obsolete as descriptions of the global architecture. In today’s world, it is the most connected states that are the most powerful.
The Black Hole at the Heart of NATO
– Anne Applebaum
Military relations in the transatlantic alliance are humming. Yet an intangible but palpable crisis is shaking the foundations of NATO – and it has brought the organization to a moment of reckoning.
The Cold War Is Over, But the OSCE’s Value is Timeless
– Roger Wicker and Ben Cardin
Amid the alphabet soup of institutional acronyms, many Americans probably have not heard of the OSCE. We know its value firsthand – and the dangers that would come with U.S. retreat.
For the UN, a Rise in Populism Reveals an Old Challenge
– David Bosco
The easiest route for the organization and those that supports its human rights activities is to hunker down and wait out the present unpleasantness. That would be a mistake.