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This is a talk about the decline and fall of constitutional law, an over-arching characteristic of the new millennium. I focus on the period from the end of the Cold War—once described as the end of history—to what I call the “Second Cold War” beginning in the second decade of this century and having escalated in the proxy war in Ukraine. The Second Cold War is also characterized by an aborted cooptation of China through the World Trade Organization (to tame China’s seemingly unstoppable ascension to global supremacy) as well as a state of per-manent emergency.

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Global Jurist