Around the Web: From The Lowy Institute: Two developing challenges threaten to overwhelm the international system, argues Dr Albert Palazzo, director of research for Strategic Plans Army in Canberra. One is climate change and its impact on the availability of the resources. Another is the change in the dominance of the US on the globe.

“A world system in which there is a single international order has the ability to respond to crises when it chooses to do so. It is not a perfect system, but the US-led order has maintained the safety valve that has successfully reduced international tensions while improving the wellbeing of many peoples. If a new world order emerges, perhaps a multipolar one dominated by different values, the safety valve may no longer offer the same protection.”

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