In today’s world, the globalization of international relations, the internationalization of ational policy areas and the growing awareness that global problems require global solutions signify new important functions for diplomacy. Yet, the traditional actors of international affairs are not suf with the complexities of the present and anticipated challenges. They face a survival question: to catch up with changing times by responding effectively to the needs of their constituencies or lose their relevance and value in the new global order.
This essay examines the transformation currently underway in many international organizations, with a particular focus on the OECD. It also discusses how the OECD could become a truly global hub, where the major economic players of the world can interact and whether a medium-size power like Turkey could its from globalization by better leveraging OECD’s vast expertise and outreach.
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