Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
Trump's assault on the global trade system could be just a prelude to his next moves.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
It's the end of the world (order) as we know it.
A treaty Australia has just signed will amend existing tax treaties to limit international tax avoidance.
Some experts say it's better for the US to leave the Paris Agreement than white-ant it from within. But that ignores the damage that a US withdrawal would do to the fabric of global multilateralism.
Trump’s agenda to pull America from key global alliances is more evidence that suggests it is. A law professor probes the unknown of what a world without such cooperation might look like.
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
It seems in the current global turbulence multilateral trade deals are dead, long live bilateral agreements.
Like the League of Nations before it, the UN is often dismissed as a powerless talking shop or a proxy for the great powers. It's much more than that.
The multilateral system is under challenge from a surge of bilateral and regional trade deals.
As the African Development Bank Group changes leadership, Africa's multilateral financier must chart a new course, including raising the contribution and voice of Africans in the institution.