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Hideyuki Sakai talked about “minilateralism,” which apparently is a kind of high-level collusion among a few members used to save multilateral agreements and regimes.
That’s not really news, of course, but it does demonstrate something useful about the direction things might still have to go, and the issues on which “bottom-up” and minilateralism aren’t going to be all that effective.
Energy security is an issue that cuts across many of both Washington's and Moscow's strategic relationships and seems like an area where minilateralism "applies.