classical liberal international relations

January 9, 2024

Free Trade Vs National Security: Insights From Adam Smith

Classical liberals are rightly known for their fierce defence of free trade. Free trade makes us richer, fosters efficiency and technological innovation, and as David Hume pointed out in his essay Of the Jealousy of Trade (1758), it also promotes worthwhile cultural exchange.
June 10, 2022

Classical Liberalism Vs Liberal Internationalism

In his speech to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last month, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that ‘protection of our values is more important than profit’, and that ‘freedom is more important than free trade’.
February 28, 2022

The Battle for Free Societies

Many classical liberals dedicate their professional lives to making their societies freer, fairer, and more prosperous. We are battling bad ideas that would impoverish our neighbours, we are combatting populists who would dismantle our liberal-democratic institutions, and we are outlining ideas for a world where merit and morals based on the ideas of freedom contribute to a better life for all.