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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Supporting Syria and the Region conference, London, Feb. 4, 2016 (U.N. photo Eskinder Debebe).

Is the International System Equipped to Deal With 21st-Century Crises?

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, Ellen Laipson, president emeritus of the Stimson Center and a WPR weekly columnist, joins host Peter Dörrie for a discussion on current trends in the international system, including the changing roles of the United Nations, regional powers and the United States in crisis management and conflict resolution.


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Relevant WPR articles:

For Gulf States, Forging National Identity Trumps Regional Integration
In War Against the Islamic State, U.S. Values Must Not Be a Casualty
U.N. Peacemakers Wind Up Tough Year With a Flurry of Progress
Can Regional Powers Mediate the Saudi-Iran Conflict?

Ellen Laipson
joined the Stimson Center after 25 years of government service, of which her last post was vice chair of the National Intelligence Council (1997-2002).

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.