Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 02/2013

Like-Minded and Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order

Ash Jain

January 2013

Council on Foreign Relations


In this International Institutions and Global Governance program Working Paper, Ash Jain traces developments associated with founding a group of democracies to address contemporary global challenges and finds that a D10 composed of like-minded and capable democracies from around the world would provide both an efficient and necessary mechanism to pursue shared interests. Further, Jain contends that such a body "would add a new framework aimed at deepening strategic cooperation" and would allow "the United States and its like-minded allies to best organize for the challenges of today's world."