Obama and EU to reinvent global politics, pundit says (Steps Towards a New World Order)
(2008 11 06) The Obama administration will play a big role in “reinventing” the international system, especially on the financial side, in strong partnership with the EU, US foreign policy expert David J. Rothkopf said on Wednesday.
A former trade offical in the Clinton administration and a consultant on foreign affairs and emerging markets, Mr Rothkopf was talking from Washington during a video-conference organized by the Brussels branch of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank associated with the US State Department.
“President Obama will play a bigger role in re-inventing the international system than any other president before in past decades,” Mr Rothkopf argued, with a number of organisations and treaties badly needing an “update” or to be replaced altogether – ranging from the stalled Doha round of trade talks known to the non-proliferation treaty, as well as outdated bodies such as the G7 or the International Monetary Fund that don’t include the emerging economies such as China.
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