World Politics Review

In World Politics Review, CIC's Céline Monnier and g7+ Deputy General Secretary Habib Mayar examine the risks the COVID-19 pandemic poses to fragile and conflict-affected countries.

May 05, 2020
Céline Monnier

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."

Apr 07, 2020
Alex Evans, David Steven

Reviewing a recent article in the FInancial Times, NYU CIC Non-Resident Fellow Richard Gowan argues that the logic of "primitive multilateralism" has endured since the 1919 Versailles Treaty.

Jan 07, 2019
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

What happened in the multilateral system in 2018? Looking back over the year, it is possible to identify three strategic trends and a last-minute political surprise that may resonate in the future.

Dec 17, 2018
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

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. 

Nov 28, 2018
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security
Security Council Considers Situation in Central African Republic

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What does a small spat in the Security Council over the Central African Republic, or CAR, tell us about the state of major power relations?

Nov 19, 2018
Richard Gowan

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. 

Nov 12, 2018
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

With US midterm elections approaching, Non-Resident Fellow Richard Gowan analyzes the importance of the US Congress in shaping multilateral affairs.

Oct 29, 2018
Richard Gowan
United Nations

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.

Oct 15, 2018
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

The most worrying aspects of Trump’s performance at the UN General Assembly last week did not concern war and peace. Instead they centered on trade and aid.

Oct 01, 2018
Richard Gowan

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