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I wouldn’t characterise conservatism as disdainful of institutional solutions to global problems. They’re disdainful of the historical failure and perceived philosophical bankruptcy of the old order of multilateralism that failed to succeed either to advance American interests or succeed on its own terms.

Here’s where the opportunity emerges which I mentioned earlier. Changing power relativities require a more plastic approach. The argument oughtn’t be that conservatives are wrong for disdaining multilateralism. It’s that they aren’t yet capitalising on the opportunity to make the case for institutions that stand a better chance of avoiding the failure they are justified in attributing to the UN.