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 Sch√∂fer and Clara Weinhardt suggest three ways out of the developed-developing country stalemate 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
Secretariats of international organisations have long favoured staff from developed, Western countries. Rising powers are trying to change this, though with mixed success, they are now looking at other ways to achieve their goals, write Michal Par√≠zek and Matthew Stephen Read more
In an unprecedented attack on the international liberal order, Donald Trump withdrew the US from several international organisations. Those that survived the onslaught, write Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra, can expect a brighter future under Biden, who has indicated he will reverse many of Trump's decisions Read more
Dirk De Bi√®vre
Trade policy is presented as an easy way to reach fair and far-sighted goals. Dirk De Bi√®vre warns that such policies might well be cloaking mundane, sectoral and even sectarian interests that are not so easy to achieve Read more
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