The Internationalist

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

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane to depart at the end of a five-country swing through Africa from Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2018. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Tillerson, Pompeo, and the State of State

Mike Pompeo inherits a State Department that has been marginalized in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and where staff morale is at rock bottom thanks to the misguided reorganizational efforts of his predecessor and the blatant disdain the White House has shown the foreign service officers and civil servants responsible for the conduct of American diplomacy. Read More

March 5, 2018

Global Democracy Retreats as Authoritarianism Marches Forth

In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I write about what democracy in retreat and authoritarianism on the march mean for the future of the liberal world order.

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February 21, 2018

Global Governance
The Liberal World Order in the Shadow of America First

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Alexandroff, director of the Global Summitry project at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, to discuss the role of sovereignty concerns in U.S. foreign policy, President Donald J. Trump’s impact on the liberal international order and multilateral cooperation, and what to expect at this year’s major multilateral summits.

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February 5, 2018

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Congress Must Avoid an 'America First' Policy on Artificial Intelligence

Policymakers should take a global approach in formulating artificial intelligence policy. 

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