Sun Meicen, a participant in the Young Leaders Program of Pacific Forum CSIS, recently attended a conference hosted by the NCAFP. That conference featured as part of her recent article published by the Huffington Post.
Excerpt: "The world we live in is digital, and individual, as it is also political and persistently statist. State actors' control of economic resources, combined with their monopoly in the legitimate use of force, has helped maintain their superiority over non-state actors. This disparity has for the most part prevented the Westphalian world order from being challenged. Despite economic interdependence and norms like the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the state-centric logic has survived even through some of the most recent thinking toward a new world order. When we think of the world, we still think mostly in terms of the states that comprise it..."
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