Writing for World Politics Review, CIC fellows Alex Evans and David Steven give 10 recommendations for a global coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We now face one of two futures," they write. "A breakdown, where infections and deaths are very high, economic impacts are savage, and we turn on each other just when we most need to combine our efforts; or a breakthrough, where the toll of the pandemic is still heavy, but our capacity for collective action grows."
Non Resident Fellow Richard Gowan analyzes the role of the European Union (EU) in the United Nations Security Council, given three new factors - Brexit, the growing number of EU members dedicating more time to Security Council affairs, and the current US administration's antipathy to multilateral institutions.
Peace is complicated. That is the overriding, if unintended, message of this week’s Paris Peace Forum, a new multilateral conclave initiated by the French government to commemorate the end of World War I.
Non-Resident Fellow Richard Gowan argues that the next American ambassador to the United Nations should have at least a passing interest in Africa, as roughly half of the Security Council's resolutions and statements focus on African issues, and 80 percent of UN peacekeepers are deployed on the continent.