By Kjell Engelbrekt
The proliferation of “minilateral” summits is reshaping how overseas safeguard difficulties are addressed, but those summits stay a poorly understood phenomenon. during this groundbreaking paintings, Kjell Engelbrekt contrasts crucial minilateral summits—the G7 (formerly G8) and G20—with the older and extra formal UN safety Council to evaluate the place the international relations of overseas safeguard is occurring and even if those associations supplement or compete with one another.
Engelbrekt’s learn in primary-source files of the G7, G8, G20, and UN safety Council presents detailed perception into how those associations planned on 3 coverage parts: clash administration, counterterrorism cooperation, and weather swap mitigation. rather casual and versatile, GX international relations invitations extra international locations to sit down on the desk and permits nontraditional protection threats to be put on the time table. Engelbrekt concludes, even if, that there's a carrying on with want for associations just like the UN to handle conventional safeguard difficulties.
High-Table Diplomacy will galvanize dialogue and extra study at the function of minilateral summits between students of diplomacy, safety reports, and foreign organizations.
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