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Why I Didn't Sign Up to Defend the International Order

| Aug. 01, 2018

The world needs new institutions for a new era—and nostalgia for a past that never existed won't help.

Last week, a group of prominent international relations scholars published an ad in the New York Times under the headline "Why We Should Preserve International Institutions and Order." You can find the text and a list of signatories here. The scholars who drafted the ad are a who’s who of experts on international political economy, but the list of endorsers also includes many people who work on other aspects of international relations, including security, gender, and other topics.

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M.“Why I Didn't Sign Up to Defend the International Order.” Foreign Policy, August 1, 2018.

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Stephen Walt