Political Islam and the post-Cold War international order

Religion in general and political Islam in particular is widely seen as responsible, at least in part, for a breakdown in the post-Cold War international political order. Violent sectarian conflict, threatening the stability and security of states in North Africa, the Levant, and adjoining regions has obliged a reluctant United States to return to a limited combat role in the Middle East.

D-10 Strategy Forum

By Ash Jain
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With rising uncertainty about the future of the post-World War II international order, what role is there for democratic, capable governments in promoting global stability and norms?

The End of American World Order

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00 - 14:00

On September 24, 2014 the Transatlantic Academy hosted a book launch for The End of American World Order, the latest work by Amitav Acharya, UNESCO chair in transnational challenges and governance and chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University’s School of International Service.

Ukrainian President Addresses U.S. Congress


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress on September 18th, 2014. Transatlantic Academy Director Stephen Szabo provides a readout of President Poroshenko's message.

A Multiplex World Order - Challenge or Opportunity for Transatlantic Relations?

The role and the power of the United States and the European Union in international politics are increasingly being questioned. The responses of their governments to the civil war in Syria, to the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East, and to the crisis in Ukraine clearly show that the United States and Europe are either unable or unwilling to play the role of global policemen.