Writers on this blog and elsewhere have decried the retreat from multilateral solutions by many of the world’s current leaders, led by US president Donald Trump. They are not looking to the (United Nations) UN and other multilateral institutions to find solutions to...
Democratizing international negotiations? Towards a virtual and inclusive negotiation for the world after COVID-19
This blog post explores the potential to launch a virtual and inclusive negotiation to lay the foundations for future formats of international negotiations after COVID-19, with the possible drafting of a “Shared Humanity Charter”. Using innovative technological solutions and collaborative methods, this would be a first activity of the emerging International Negotiation Platform.
S'il entend laisser une trace dans l'histoire, le président Macron devra changer tout à la fois de méthode, et démontrer sa capacité à faire évoluer une doctrine dépassée et dangereuse. Par Marc Finaud, ancien diplomate, et Grégoire Mallard, professeur de sociologie...
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...
Mobilising academics: an endeavour taken from the start “How can academics uphold the principles of humanity in armed conflict?” – a question that could be met with some scepticism. The ICRC, however, has been answering this question since it was created in 1863. In...
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...
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...
Celebrated as one of the greatest successes in multilateral negotiations, the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, entered into force in 2016 and adopted rules and modalities for its implementation in 2018. The agreement is expected to be fully operational in 2020,...
A la suite d’une controverse concernant les migrants entrant en Italie, le professeur Davide Rodogno explore les méthodes de direction du politicien italien Matteo Salvini et sa transmission des sentiments de racisme et de xénophobie à travers des réseaux sociaux....
Grégoire Mallard’s book makes three major interventions. The first one looks at the classical anthropological concept of the “gift” (or in French, the système de prestations réciproques) developed by Marcel Mauss in his famous essay, a concept that has since been...
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