• The Future of Track Two Diplomacy

    The Future of Track Two Diplomacy

    • October 16, 2015

    The Iran nuclear deal was Track One. But its roots are Track Two. So whither Track Two in this new century? Track Two diplomacy exists quietly – on the margins of international affairs. The term ‘Track Two Diplomacy’ was coined by US diplomat Joseph Montville in the early 1980s, even if it had been around

  • Is It Possible to Meet ‘The Responsibility to Protect’?

    • December 10, 2014

    Published on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, December 9, 2014 These are difficult days for defenders of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine, which holds that the international community must be prepared to act when countries “manifestly fail to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” All member states