On Thursday 13 November, Clingendael and the Knowledge Platform Security and the Rule of Law hosted the expert event Big Cities: Sources of and Solutions to New Insecurities at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.
With its multitude of actors and the complexity of international decision-making, mediation and consensus-building skills are more useful than ever. Mediation abilities might make the difference between success and failure during peace-building missions. Likewise, building consensus among coalition partners might be the key to success in an EU negotiation.
This edited volume investigates how and whether uncertainty around US security commitment to East Asia over the next 15-20 years affects the present-day strategic perceptions and behaviour of East Asian nations, and of the US itself.