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Do we need more and stronger international institutions?
States should aim for more and stronger international institutions.
International institutions reduce anarchy in the international system, leading to fewer wars and more development.
This is necessary in a globalized world. Governance on a solely national level is no longer sufficient to maintain a rules-based order.
International institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, are effective at managing global trade, settling disputes and benefiting countries and consumers.
International institutions enable and promote support for developing countries.
International institutions are an important and necessary step towards overcoming toxic nationalism and tribalism.
International institutions provide structures to deal with global problems and crises.
Giving the responsibility for enforcing existing treaties and norms to international institutions weakens and waters them down. States should therefore keep that responsibility.
There is little evidence that international institutions are anything more than tools that powerful nations use in order to accomplish what they want.
There are already too many international organizations that either overlap or are unnecessarily niche-focused.
Countries should not give up their sovereignty to international institutions.
There is no good way way to distribute power to members states.
The centralization of competencies leads to numerous problems.
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