The Council on Foreign Relations 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.

This document advances seven principles for a free, fair, and sustainable international order, consistent with the Atlantic Charter but updated for today’s circumstances. Call it Atlantic Charter 2.0.

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