If Europe wants it, it is possible: a better world

Climate, war and resurgent nationalism: global cooperation is rattling on all sides. Yet Professor Mathieu Segers still advocates European leadership: 'When death and destruction are spreading, and there seems to be no more light, often the most brilliant plans emerge.'

The international order is determined not only by power relations, but also by the moral pursuit of security and prosperity on a global scale, says Mathieu Segers, professor of European history at Maastricht University. After 1945, the world order was led by the United States, but they have been unable to claim that moral role for years. We ourselves must think much more actively about a new role for Europe.

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