For 70-odd years, the world has experienced a period of relative peace and stability achieved through global cooperation and the establishment of empowered international organizations such as the United Nations. However, these consensus-building bodies are not as “new” as conventional thinking might suggest. 

As far back as the 14th and 15th-century Spanish and Portuguese adventurism that gave birth to globalization, it became increasingly apparent that nations or empires were better off seeking...

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