• Is International Cooperation Possible?

    by Tiziana Stella and Campbell Craig

    The United Nations system, based on the sovereignty of nations, is increasingly inadequate to the global problems facing humanity. There are other international traditions that can guide a better world order. 

  • Ukraine's Wakeup Call: A Global Age is Here

    by Karen J. Greenberg

    Whether it's cyberwarfare or energy prices, the impacts of the invasion of Ukraine on Americans will be significant, and national leaders need to respond in ways that recognize global interconnections. 

  • The Black Social Gospel, Radical Politics and Internationalism

    by William Hogue

    The rise of the Black social Gospel after emancipation was a key development that prefigured the later Civil Rights movement, but it also developed a more radical stream of criticism of American militarism. 

  • There are No Human Rights Without Human Survival

    by Alfred McCoy

    The political struggles of the current international order will be rendered meaningless by climate change unless that nation-based order can learn to cooperate. 

  • SNCC's Unruly Internationalism

    by Dan Berger

    SNCC activists' global understanding of the problem of racism, expressed at the height of the Cold War, cost the organization external support, but left a vital legacy for international movements for justice. 

  • Has the One World Idea's Time Come Again?

    by Samuel Zipp

    Can remembering the “one world” vision for America’s global role—largely forgotten today ­–­ help us get beyond both America First and the “liberal world order”?

  • In 2020, Eisenhower is a Lantern in the Dark

    by Derek Chollet

    The opening of a monument to Ike in Washington is occasion to remember his commitment to the idea that American national strength depended on internal harmony and justice. 

  • Coronavirus Shows the Perils and Promise of Globalization

    by Samuel Zipp

    During the first age of “America First” in the 1940s, Wendell Wilkie's campaign challenged Americans to confront a discomfiting idea: Our lives depend on the well-being of many millions across the world.