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A Concert of Powers for a Global Era

In the nineteenth century, the Concert of Europe successfully preserved peace for a half-century in the absence of a dominant power and...

Something similar would be a boon to global governance today.

  • Richard Haass, Charles Kupchan
  • Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – Last week’s testy US-China dialogue in Alaska augurs poorly for bilateral relations.

And the mounting rivalry between the two countries clearly indicates that the emerging world of multiple power centers could presage an era of increased competition and conflict.

A big part of the problem is that the existing international governance architecture, much of it erected soon after World…

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