Be it resolved, the liberal international order is over…
Since the end of World War II, global affairs have been shaped by three broad trends: the increasing free movement of people and goods, international rules setting, and a broad appreciation of the mutual benefits of a more interconnected, interdependent world. Together these factors defined the liberal international order and sustained an era of rising global prosperity and declining international conflict. But is this order now being supplanted by a new global reality; one defined by the assertion of national borders, national interests and protectionist trade polices? More fundamentally, is liberal internationalism a historical aberration; the product of a unique set of forces that are now in retreat? Or, can it survive these challenges and remain the defining rules-based system of the future?
The twentieth semi-annual Munk Debate, held on April 28th, 2017, pits prominent historian Niall Ferguson against CNN's Fareed Zakaria to debate the future of liberal internationalism.
by Henry Kissinger, Niall Ferguson, Fareed Zakaria, David Daokui Li
by Amos Yadlin, Charles Krauthammer, Fareed Zakaria, Vali Nasr
by Bret Stephens, Fareed Zakaria, Robert Kagan, Anne-Marie Slaughter
by Niall Ferguson, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Josef Joffe, Peter Mandelson
by Hanna Rosin, Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, Camille Paglia
by Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau
by Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Fry, Jordan Peterson
by Peter Munk
by E.J. Dionne, Jr., Andrew Sullivan, Newt Gingrich, Kimberley Strassel
by George Papandreou, Newt Gingrich, Arthur B. Laffer, Paul Krugman
by Newt Gingrich, Robert Reich, Laura Ingraham, Jennifer Granholm
by H.R. McMaster, Michael Pillsbury, Kishore Mahbubani, Huiyao Wang
Sign up for our email newsletter