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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

IV. The prospects for international institutions

Chapter:
1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

At the start of 2017, two new personalities took over key roles on the world stage: Donald Trump as US President and António Guterres as UN Secretary-General. There is no doubting that the former has the greater practical power, the bigger stage on which to walk and the higher global profile. Statements made by Trump as a presidential candidate (and even earlier) expressed a deep and consistent scepticism about the UN and about the value of international institutions to the USA.96 This scepticism appeared to be underlined implicitly by his inaugural speech, with its repeated refrain of ‘America first’.97 This seemed to be expressed in action when he announced his intention to withdraw the USA from the Paris Agreement on climate change.98

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1-div1-007.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1-div1-007.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1-div1-007.xml
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