EWI President and CEO John Edwin Mroz was interviewed by the China People's Daily on issues in international affairs.
The article ran on the heels of the Chinese Communist Party's 17th Congress, at which Chinese President Hu Jintao gave a report that mentioned the need for all countries to "uphold the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, observe international law and universally recognized norms of international relations, and promote democracy, harmony, collaboration and win-win solutions in international relations."
In the interview, Mr. Mroz makes the point that as the world develops at a faster pace and becomes increasingly complex, no one country or entity can undertake the responsibilities of managing today's global challenges alone.
He notes that EWI is unusual among think tanks in that it is action-oriented and does not take a US-centric approach to resolving global problems. EWI advocates a "P5-plus" model that revolves around the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and other important countries, that are brought in on relevant issues.
Mr. Mroz contends that world has reached a new "tipping point," wihch could tilt either in a positive or negative way, depending on the actions of the major powers.