This month, we share two op-eds that examine the following topics:
An urgent need for stronger global cooperation and a radical reform of the multilateral system.
The ongoing fracturing of the shared social narrative at local, national, and global levels.
“The more interconnected the world becomes, the more likely it is that the shocks will be either global in scale or reverberate worldwide,” writes Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly in his op-ed. “It is time for a radical reimagination of the multilateral system to strengthen global cooperation commensurately.”
Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly is vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and the Edward M. Bernstein Scholar, after previously serving as director of the program’s Africa Growth Initiative.
What happens when a community — be it local, national, or global — becomes radically unmoored from its spine of shared narrative? This is the question Michael Den Tandt asks in The Time for a Global Digital Conclave Is Now. “The great unmet crisis of global governance in 2022 is the continuing failure to deal with the cascading fracturing of any shared social narrative, as it is rapidly eclipsed by a kaleidoscopic, digital tumult,” he points out.
Michael Den Tandt is the managing editor of CIGIonline.org. He is a former national political columnist for the National Post and former investment editor and national security correspondent for the Globe and Mail.