Stewart Patrick

Essay
Jan/Feb
2014
Stewart Patrick

International cooperation is increasingly taking place outside formal institutions, as frustrated actors turn to informal groups and ad hoc venues. The resulting clutter may be unsightly, but it’s here to stay -- so the challenge is to make it work as well as possible.

Snapshot
Stewart Patrick

Qaddafi's defeat at the hands of the Western-backed rebels was a triumph for Obama and the principle of humanitarian intervention -- one that is, unfortunately, unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

Snapshot
Stewart Patrick

The United States and its coalition partners’ decision to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya seemed to be a vindication of the fragile “responsibility to protect” norm. But just how strengthened RtoP will be depends on how well the intervention turns out.

This article appears in the Foreign Affairs/CFR eBook, The New Arab Revolt.

 

Interview
Stewart Patrick

Next week, Stewart Patrick will answer readers' questions about emerging powers. Submit a question.

Essay
Nov/Dec
2010
Stewart Patrick

A major strategic challenge for the United States in the coming decades will be integrating emerging powers into international institutions. To hold the postwar order together, the United States will have to become a more consistent exemplar of multilateral cooperation.

Capsule Review
Sep/Oct
2009
G. John Ikenberry

In this beautifully written account of the genesis of the post-1945 world order, Patrick traces the celebrated efforts of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations to turn victory in World War II into an open and stable international system.