The paradigm that defines today’s new world order is a catch 22. As countries turn inwards, the problems they face are increasingly global in nature. These challenges don’t respect national borders and isolationism therefore won’t solve them. International organizations - traditionally responsible for facilitating cooperation - are being universally undermined.
Their inability to foster collaboration is threatening significant progress on pressing issues like climate change. The need for a supranational organization has never been greater. Yet even on a domestic level, the disaccord that characterizes today’s politics is preventative.
What hope then of navigating these uncharted waters?