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Is the West in decline?

Wednesday 09 August 2023 11:30 AM


Current international order has been creaking for the last decade with the rise of populism in the West, and India, China and Russia all flexing various powers. It's fair to say the western allies may be united but they’re also at their least influential. What are the geo-political repercussions for the west when we all face the global challenges of climate, poverty and health? Chair Jen Stout, journalist Panellists Professor Toni Haastrup is a professor of international politics at the University of Stirling. Her research and teaching focus on global politics particularly contemporary practices of (in)security and peace. In addition to publishing in leading academic journals her expertise has also been featured in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Scotsman. Professor Peter Jackson has taught at many universities including Cambridge, Yale, Strathclyde and been visiting professor at the various universities in Paris. Peter’s specialisation includes the international history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the use of history in the formulation of foreign and defence policy and the role of intelligence in policymaking. He also edited, Intelligence and National Security - the world’s leading journal in the field of intelligence studies. Dr Mateja Peter is a Lecturer in International Relations at University of St Andrews, where she directs the Centre for Global Law and Governance. She serves on the management committee of the Scottish Council on Global Affairs. Dr Peter works at the intersection of international relations and law, researching on global governance, international organisations, and conflict management. She is currently working on a multi-partner PeaceRep project looking at non-Western approaches to conflict management.

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