Michael J. Tierney

Michael J. Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton professor of government and international relations and the co-director of the Global Research Institute at William & Mary.

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International Organizations

There Really is an Expert Consensus: Multilateralism Still Matters

How do international relations experts evaluate President Trump’s efforts to reshape the U.S.-led international order and the multilateral institutions that help govern it? IR scholars have long argued that multilateral institutions like the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) offer significant economic and security benefits to the world in general and the United States in particular.