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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to Syrian refugees at the U.N.-run Zaatari refugee camp U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to Syrian refugees in a 4th grade classroom at the U.N.-run Zaatari refugee camp, in northern Jordan, March 28, 2017 (AP photo by Raad Adayleh).

A Summer Reading List for Guardedly Optimistic Multilateralists

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Editor’s note: Guest columnist Richard Gowan is filling in for Emily Taylor, who will return next week.

What should people who care about international organizations and conflict management order for their summer reading this year? Closely following the back and forth of day-to-day events can sometimes make it hard to get a clear sense of the health of the international system. The Biden administration has promised that “multilateralism is back,” for instance, but when it comes to handling crises like the coup in Myanmar and challenges like global vaccine distribution, international cooperation still seems distinctly lackluster. With summer here, it’s a good time to sit back, pick up a smart book and try to see the big picture instead. ...

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