Supporting global governance: A rules-based approach for a post-liberal order?
From “effective multilateralism” in the European Security Strategy to a “rules- based international order” in the Global Strategy, the EU has been at the forefront of supporting global governance. Yet global governance is increasingly under pressure and pundits are now regularly talking about the post-liberal order. How does the EU implement the Global Strategy with its focus on a rules-based international order against the background of Trump's "America First", the BRICS challenging the status quo, and Brexit undermining the Union's international standing? Unfortunately the EU is currently too much a bystander as the edifice of global governance is coming down.