Global Order and Institutions
Global Order and Institutions
About the Program

Carnegie’s Global Order and Institutions Program identifies promising new multilateral initiatives and frameworks to realize a more peaceful, prosperous, just, and sustainable world. That mission has never been more important, or more challenging. Geopolitical competition, populist nationalism, economic inequality, technological innovation, and a planetary ecological emergency are testing the rules-based international order and complicating collective responses to shared threats. Our mission is to design global solutions to global problems.

Program experts

Zachary D. Carter

Nonresident Fellow, Global Order and Institutions Program

Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar

President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Oona A. Hathaway

Nonresident Scholar, Global Order and Institutions Program

Stewart Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director, Global Order and Institutions Program

Minh-Thu Pham

Nonresident Scholar, Global Order and Institutions Program

All Work from Global Order and Institutions

58 Results
Global Economic Governance: What’s “Growth” Got to Do with It?

An obsession with growth has generated massive inequality, undermined global economic stability, and weakened faith in democracy. Reversing these trends requires reining in the power of financial capital and managing global trade flows.

  • Ann Pettifor
· July 17, 2024
Moving Beyond Neoliberalism? Historical Reflections on Regime Changes in Global Economic Governance

Faith in hyper-globalization has collapsed, but what new narrative and institutions will succeed it? A look at the past provides hints of what is to come.

  • Hagen Schulz-Forberg
· July 17, 2024
Ordering Principles for Reviving Global Economic Governance

Climate policy must go beyond purely economic targets. Effective policymaking must also mobilize societies because success depends on their solidarity and agency.

  • Dennis Snower
· July 17, 2024
in the media
For the Rest of the World, the U.S. President Has Always Been Above the Law

Addressing the problem of impunity requires addressing not just the absence of criminal accountability for the clearly unlawful acts of the president in the United States but also the long-standing absence of accountability for the clearly unlawful acts of the president and the government the president leads around the globe.

· July 16, 2024
Foreign Affairs
An overhead view of the UN Security Council meeting room, with members and staff seated in a semicircle
How to Reform the UN Without Amending Its Charter

Nonamendment reform can enable the body to meet the challenges of the moment when the Security Council is paralyzed by the veto.

· July 15, 2024
UN Security Council
Can the UN Security Council Still Help Keep the Peace? Reassessing Its Role, Relevance, and Potential for Reform

The UN Security Council’s paralysis amid the war in Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict has deepened skepticism about the body’s capacity to advance collective security and promote the rule of law.

in the media
Inflation Is Not Destroying Joe Biden

But something is!

· June 10, 2024
Do We Need Planetary Institutions to Solve Problems? Insights from Children of a Modest Star
June 6, 2024

In a groundbreaking new book rooted in history and earth science, scholars Jonathan Blake and Nils Gilman advocate a paradigm shift toward “multiscalar” global governance that would transfers significant political authority from national governments to planetary institutions, as well as to localities. 

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in the media
Biden’s Tariffs Are a Good Idea

National security, technological innovation, and economic development depend on them.

· May 28, 2024
in the media
Don’t Go to War With the ICC: America Can Help Israel Without Attacking the Court

If the United States and Israel truly believe there is no legal basis for the charges by the International Criminal Court, they should call the ICC prosecutor’s bluff. Israel should launch a genuine investigation of its own. 

· May 24, 2024
Foreign Affairs