Countries such as Canada fret over the fate of multilateralism. The recent appointment of the new World Bank president, David Malpass, suggests that none of those countries are truly prepared to do anything difficult to secure its future.
Malpass got the job even though he was unqualified and had a history of treating the institution unkindly. Now, Malpass will be a constant reminder of the United States’ dominance of a system of international governance (which the current American president disdains) and the rest of the world's unwillingness to do anything about it.
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