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By Kjell Engelbrekt

The proliferation of "minilateral" summits is reshaping how overseas protection difficulties are addressed, but those summits stay a poorly understood phenomenon. during this groundbreaking paintings, Kjell Engelbrekt contrasts crucial minilateral summits―the G7 (formerly G8) and G20―with the older and extra formal UN safety Council to evaluate the place the international relations of overseas defense is occurring and no matter if those associations supplement or compete with one another.

Engelbrekt's learn in primary-source records of the G7, G8, G20, and UN safety Council offers specific perception into how those associations planned on 3 coverage parts: clash administration, counterterrorism cooperation, and weather switch mitigation. really casual and versatile, GX international relations invitations extra international locations to sit down on the desk and permits nontraditional defense threats to be put on the schedule. Engelbrekt concludes, even if, that there's a carrying on with desire for associations just like the UN to deal with conventional protection difficulties.

High-Table Diplomacy will impress dialogue and extra study at the position of minilateral summits between students of diplomacy, safety reports, and foreign businesses.

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1. 2. 3. 1. 1. Institutional Arrangements in the Field of Counterterrorism, 1989–2004 Acknowledgments This book is dedicated to two categories of people without whom it would not have come into existence. The first category consists of individuals who spend most of their days solving or working around hard problems in the realm of international security. There are hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff members, international civil servants, military personnel, and national diplomats whose work requires them to be exceptionally resilient and creative in order to overcome challenges that most of us would find overwhelming in terms of scale and institutional capacities available as remedy.

It is in that sense the only high-table platform in international security premised on the equality of sovereign states. 1 Institutional Logics of High-Table Diplomacy in International Security Multilateral (inclusive) Minilateral (exclusive) Formal (binding commitments) UNSC (ten elected, non-veto member states drawn from all UN countries) UNSC (five permanent veto member states) Informal (nonbinding commitments) UN General Assembly opening session general debate GX summitry (G7/G8/G20) The inclusiveness of the General Assembly and its opening session debate stands in stark contrast to the exclusiveness of the GX summitry, looming large in the early twenty-first century.

3. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 1. Institutional Arrangements in the Field of Counterterrorism, 1989–2004 Acknowledgments This book is dedicated to two categories of people without whom it would not have come into existence. The first category consists of individuals who spend most of their days solving or working around hard problems in the realm of international security. There are hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff members, international civil servants, military personnel, and national diplomats whose work requires them to be exceptionally resilient and creative in order to overcome challenges that most of us would find overwhelming in terms of scale and institutional capacities available as remedy.

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