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A New Geostrategic Environment Demands New Principles for U.S. Multilateral Diplomacy

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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Russian Theater: How to Respond to Moscow’s Return to the African Stage

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.

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