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Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania
Nov 10, 2020

Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania

Australia will be able to provide some substantive insights for the new administration on how to engage constructively within the Indo-Pacific region.

Multilateral trade: Promising or in peril?
Jan 28, 2020

Multilateral trade: Promising or in peril?

The WTO architecture, as it stands today, will experience varied changes, some quite deep. We will see a period of a cycle of apathy and chaos until a

Multilateralism: Ground zero of American retreat  
Nov 02, 2020

Multilateralism: Ground zero of American retreat  

Trump paved the way for a bold, unapologetic approach to US foreign policy and trade—termed as ‘America First’. This launched a US retreat from

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure
May 17, 2021

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure

MDBs’ private sector lending arms are expected to build distinctiveness in lessons learned and best practices in catalysing private sector finance f

A multilateral framework for digital trade
Mar 04, 2023

A multilateral framework for digital trade

The success of a multilateral framework for digital trade, like it or not, depends on the renewal of the WTO Moratorium at the WTO Ministerial Council

A new disorder: Global economic multilateralism at an inflection point
Sep 24, 2019

A new disorder: Global economic multilateralism at an inflection point

French president Emmanuel Macron tried to manage the contradictions, but nothing of substance was achieved in Biarritz.

Addressing the inefficacy of multilateralism — Are regional minilaterals the answer?
Dec 28, 2020

Addressing the inefficacy of multilateralism — Are regional minilaterals the answer?

Minilaterals allow a group of countries with shared interests and values to bypass seemingly moribund frameworks, and resolve issues of common concern

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap
Aug 17, 2023

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap

The global effort to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals will depend crucially on reforming the structure of development finance. Mobilising private capital will be an essential part of this effort, and existing development finance institutions, led by the complex of multilateral development banks (MDBs), will have to re-orient their strategies and functioning to prioritise this mobi

ASEAN: A multilateral model of disaster management
Dec 15, 2022

ASEAN: A multilateral model of disaster management

The rise of climate change-induced events and the changing geopolitical realities have opened new opportunities for ASEAN

BIMSTEC and the fate of multilateralism
Jan 10, 2023

BIMSTEC and the fate of multilateralism

Despite being a grouping that has members from what is frequently referred to as the least integrated region in the world, BIMSTEC continues to show i

BRICS and its future: The challenges of multilateralism
May 13, 2020

BRICS and its future: The challenges of multilateralism

The nature of the world order that eventually emerges will determine the future of BRICS and not the other way round.

Can multilateral development banks deliver on promise of US$ 100 billion in climate finance?
Dec 22, 2020

Can multilateral development banks deliver on promise of US$ 100 billion in climate finance?

MDBs can cooperate with regional and local financial entities on developing a climate finance architecture and share with them lessons learnt while un

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?
Oct 10, 2018

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?

As the challenges facing China’s BRI multiply, the initiative’s links to international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the AIIB

Emerging narratives and the future of multilateralism
Apr 22, 2021

Emerging narratives and the future of multilateralism

Get the narrative on multilateralism right, and we have the possibility to harness international cooperation for global peace and prosperity; get it w

Fractured multilateralism and the search for COVID19 vaccine
Jun 27, 2020

Fractured multilateralism and the search for COVID19 vaccine

The EU’s push for multilateralism on developing a vaccine against COVID-19 comes amidst fraying international relations

From multilaterals to multinationals: Provision of global public goods
Dec 19, 2018

From multilaterals to multinationals: Provision of global public goods

The debate on the extent of private participation covers not only public goods within a country but also global goods that transcend boundaries: c

Harnessing New Opportunities in a World of Declining Multilateralism: What India Can Do for Itself and Others
Jan 26, 2022

Harnessing New Opportunities in a World of Declining Multilateralism: What India Can Do for Itself and Others

Amidst all the handwringing, it is often forgotten that the crisis of multilateralism could offer new opportunities that India should harness

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development
Aug 10, 2023

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development

This paper explores how India has been able to achieve cooperation in the sphere of international development, but has been unable to replicate such success on issues of international security. It maps out India’s engagement on these two issues through four case studies and places them in the context of multilateral theory and international cooperation theory. It further considers factors within the game theoretic models of cooperation, includi

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises
Jul 29, 2015

India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises

Given the centrality of the Indian Ocean to its national security, it is time for India to leverage existing and emerging multilateral platforms to engage deeply with partner countries and take on a greater leadership role in the Indian Ocean Region.

India, Africa and the quest for reformed multilateralism
May 26, 2020

India, Africa and the quest for reformed multilateralism

Democratic reforms in global institutions are quintessential; that is why India and Africa have voiced their support for expanding both permanent and

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism
Jan 26, 2022

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism

India and the EU must explore new avenues for greater political and security cooperation to protect the world’s public goods

Long live multilateralism
May 12, 2021

Long live multilateralism

The pandemic might be exactly the crisis needed to force global unity and confrontation of the long-needed structural change to the UN system, and the

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world
Jul 29, 2020

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world

BRICS and the SCO are a graphic embodiment of Russian and Indian equidistant partnerships with other non-Western power centres, which is fundamental f

Rebooting multilateralism? Lessons still to be learnt
Sep 23, 2020

Rebooting multilateralism? Lessons still to be learnt

There is an urgent need for convincing narratives, backed by data and grounded in fact, that can show people why multilateralism is worth preserving.

Regional multilateral consultations on Afghanistan
Feb 17, 2023

Regional multilateral consultations on Afghanistan

Geopolitical divisions among the countries of the multilateral consultations are making it harder to arrive at solutions suitable for Afghanistan