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Stewart M. Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick is the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. His WPR column appears every Monday.

His areas of expertise include multilateral cooperation on global issues; U.S. policy toward international institutions, including the United Nations; and the challenges posed by fragile and post-conflict states. Patrick is the author of “The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World,” as well as “Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security.” He was previously a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, and also served on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff from 2002 to 2005.