In the last 40 years, international summits have vastly expanded their role. Illustrative of this trend, the G7/8 and G20 gradually expanded to cover major world issues – until 2018 when US President Trump withdrew his support for the G7 joint declaration. This,...
Cédric Dupont Articles
The Future of International Organisations
Support for global cooperation has significantly eroded in the last years, raising key challenges for the future of international organisations and the current multilateral system broadly defined. Yet, as the world is facing the threat of Covid19, can one imagine a...
Harmony on Earth: the Elusive Equilibrium
Whereas the world has probably never been a better place for human beings in historical perspective, it is facing formidable challenges. Among those, I put on top of my list the exhaustion of environmental resources, climate...
Brexit: a Bright Spot among Clouds
After months of ironclad refusal to reopen negotiations, the EU had to admit that its solution to prevent to hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland – the infamous backstop provision to seal off, if needed, the Irish island from British mainland – would...
International Summitry: Innovation at the G7
In 2018 at La Malbaie in Quebec, Canada, the G7 meeting ended with the spectacular last-minute withdrawal of US President Trump’s support for the carefully negotiated joint declaration. In 2019 in Biarritz, France, the US President not only supported the joint...
Diversity, Curiosity and Creativity: breeding the ground for a better world
As forcefully articulated and expressed by Sir Ken Robinson, the internationally recognised leader in education and human resources, the current trouble with education is the still dominant culture of conformity, compliance and standardisation, a triad designed to...
From Bad to Worse
Divorces often turn sour and Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) – is, unfortunately, a case in point. Initiated by a referendum that was an electoral promise of the British Conservative Party to address an enduring internal...
Sleepwalking into Catastrophe: Key Wake-up Prescriptions
Despite increasing scientific evidence of worsening environmental degradation and continuing climate change, actions to address them have remained largely insufficient to “smoothly” change course to a sustainable future. For too many individuals, organisations and...
Brexit Agony: Lessons Learned for Negotiators
Defeat in the House of Commons of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU was largely expected. And defeat there was, to an unprecedented extent in the House of Commons’ history. As we now stand very close to the chosen deadline of 29 March 2019...
Mayday! Mayday! Europe and political leadership
Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, survived the confidence vote requested by conservative party members of parliament challenging her leadership. Charles Michel, the Belgian Prime Minister, won a vote to support his government’s decision to endorse the Global...
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