Recent developments, especially the devastating economic crisis, have highlighted the world’s growing interdependence and drawn attention to the need to reform the structures of global governance. The scope of the challenges facing the international community has led to heated debate regarding the most effective and appropriate responses but also presents a singular opportunity to strengthen international cooperation. Drawing on the proceedings of the 2009 Trilateral Commission meeting in Tokyo, this volume outlines different perspectives on how countries from around the world should work together to ensure a sustainable economic recovery, jointly address global security threats, and improve governance at the regional and international levels.


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