So-called 'developing countries' enjoy special rights in world trade. But it is the countries themselves that decide whether they want developing-country status, undermining the legitimcy of the system. Till SchÃ¶fer and Clara Weinhardt suggest three ways out of the developed-developing country stalemate Read more
The â€˜Global Southâ€™ has become a popular meta category in the practice and study of world politics. Making use of its analytical potential, Sebastian Haug argues, requires an explicit engagement with definitions, meanings and the implications of taken-for-granted framings Read more
After the pandemic hit, scientists rapidly developed vaccines effective in preventing infection, serious illness and death. These breakthroughs presented humanity with an important test: could we deal with Covid-19 from a truly global perspective? Stephen Brown argues it's a test we are clearly failing Read more
The global minimum corporate tax will help countries retain wealth. Yet, writes Anna Guildea, a truly â€˜globalâ€™ corporate tax must originate from fora more inclusive than the G7 Read more
Taking health equity seriously during the pandemic requires some minimal degree of vaccine price control. Countries should make vaccine contract details public, specify a fair price, and outline how they plan to meet it, argues Felix Stein Read more
India is the seventh-richest country in the world. Yet it recently recorded the highest-ever daily death toll from Covid-19. It's a disaster, write Vittorio Bufacchi and Urmi Bhattacharyya, caused by Indiaâ€™s gross inequalities, along with misguided political decisions and policies throughout the country's pandemic response Read more
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