Miller Publishes Op-Ed Discussing the State of Global Order

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published an op-ed in Hindustan Times exploring the evolving international order. This article is the second of Miller’s monthly column in Hindustan Times. 

In the article, Miller discusses the underlying facts of international order, the state of the post-WWII U.S.-led order, and how countries are selectively complying with it. In discussing the concept of international order – the organizing rules and institutions of world politics…through which [countries] do business – Miller points out that major global powers have undermined this order in recent history, siting President Donald Trump’s “America First” assertions as well as China’s selective compliance with international norms to serve its own interests. She concluded by arguing that, despite international superpowers seemingly established the current global order, it’s still based on the sharing of norms and rules leaving room for multiple influential actors.

An excerpt:

Countries that we expect to buy into the current order may revise aspects of it while countries we expect not to buy into the order may accommodate important parts of it, especially when it speaks to their interests. Nor can we assume that the builder of international order, in this case the US, will also be the upholder of it in every issue area.

The full op-ed can be read here.

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She works on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. Her most recent book, Routledge Handbook of China–India Relations (Routledge & CRC Press, 2020), is the comprehensive guide to the Chinese-Indian relationship covering expansive ideas ranging from the historical relationship to current disputes to AI. Learn more about her here