“United we stand, divided we fall” might be an apt way to think about the huge challenges facing the world right now. We live in difficult times with a pandemic, recession and protectionism needing radical solutions in the next few years. It’s a big ask even with nations pulling together, but a tougher task with international political friction running so high right now.

Could a return to multilateralism play a stronger role in the recovery process in the next few years? The US, Europe and…