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January 4, 2022

The unmaking of developing countries' special rights in global trade politics

Till Schöfer 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 Schöfer and Clara Weinhardt suggest three ways out of the developed-developing country stalemate Read more
May 22, 2021

Vaccine prices may become a political powder keg

Felix Stein 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
December 18, 2020

Emerging powers want more staff in international organisations. They have a long way to go, unless there is an alternative…

Michal Parízek 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 Parízek and Matthew Stephen Read more
November 25, 2020

Trump’s ‘America First’ approach has targeted international institutions – but they have proved to be resilient

Maria Debre 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
September 29, 2020

Trade wars: not so easy to win after all

Dirk De Bièvre Trade policy is presented as an easy way to reach fair and far-sighted goals. Dirk De Bièvre 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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