The world is at a critical juncture. That sentence has been written or uttered numerous times and in all of the world’s languages. However, it has particular resonance for what the French would label le problématique of our times, the disconnect between the growing and widespread perception of interconnectedness of urgent global problems-climate change, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), terrorism, atrocities, ﬁnancial volatilities, pandemics, and the list goes on-and the rickety political structures for international problem solving and decision making. Seemingly everything is globalized-everything, that is, except politics. Commerce, culture, ideas, and technologies move freely; but politics remain imprisoned behind national borders. In short, while the world has changed, our basic way of managing it has not.