Trilateral Commission calls 2023 'Year One' of new world order
Members discuss China, middle powers and ChatGPT at meeting in India
Meghan O'Sullivan, the North American chair of the Trilateral Commission, speaks in New Delhi on March 12. O'Sullivan was deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan under President George W. Bush. (Photo by Patrick Ishiyama)
KEN MORIYASU, Nikkei Asia diplomatic correspondent, and SHIGESABURO OKUMURA, Nikkei Asia editor-in-chief | India
NEW DELHI -- As retired foreign ministers, ambassadors, CEOs, bankers and academics gathered at the secretive Trilateral Commission's first global plenary meeting in India, perhaps the most influential individual sat quietly off to the side, listening.
James Baker, director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, was not even on the list of participants at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. But his takeaways from the meeting could find their way into policies that shape the world.