In an era of democratic backsliding, governments are increasingly disconnected from citizens. The Biden administration should elevate engagement with civil society in response.
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While the Biden administration’s early moves to reengage the international institutional order are important first steps, today’s more competitive global landscape requires a broader shift in U.S. multilateral diplomacy. “The Philadelphia Principles” proposed herein can guide the U.S. toward more effective multilateral engagement that better serves the interests of the American people.
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Russia is preparing to launch its first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on Oct. 24. President Vladimir Putin and the summit co-host, Egyptian leader and African Union Chairman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, invited all of the African heads of state along with the leaders of major subregional associations and organizations. Russia almost certainly will advertise the summit as an emblem of its triumphant return to center stage in Africa.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
Almost three decades after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo continues to be a source of local tension and an issue in international politics. The dispute stems from Serbia’s refusal to recognize Kosovo as a country after Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008. The failure to resolve the dispute between Kosovo and Serbia has prevented both countries from joining the European Union (EU).
History can be a good friend of confirmation bias. We often look to the past for lessons that support beliefs that we already have instead of the ones best supported by a deep analysis of the evidence.