The Minneapolis Star Tribune covers the launch of the Declaration of Principles at the Munich Security Conference. The Declaration was put together by a bi-partisan task force led by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former US National Security Adviser Steve Hadley to provide a clear and compelling statement of values around which political leaders in democracies worldwide can coalesce to reaffirm their support for a rules-based order.
Oriented around seven key principles — freedom and justice; democracy and self-determination; peace and security; free markets and equal opportunity; an open and healthy planet; the right of assistance; and collective action — the group hopes to “revitalize a rules-based order and rebuild public support in favor of democracy, open markets, and alliances.”
New Atlanticist Mar 13, 2020
Defending the Free World: Legislators from leading democracies join forces to advance a rules-based order
By Joseph Bodnar and Ash Jain
“This is a time when we have to collaborate and work together. There are vacuums in leadership around the world…and a huge role for members of parliament and legislators,” US Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA) said on February 16.
New Atlanticist Feb 16, 2018
Is the Democratic Order Doomed?
By Ash Jain
The order is holding for now, but the trends are worrisome The state of the global order one year into Donald Trump’s presidency will be at the top of the agenda when global security experts meet in Munich from February 16-18. The outlook was bleak even before the 2016 US election. The rules-based, democratic order, […]