Thomas Hertel, Roman Keeney, L Alan Winters, 22 October 2007

Following their suspension in mid- 2006, and their resuscitation in early 2007, the multilateral trade negotiations of the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda appear once more to be on the brink of collapse. Several reasons have been advanced for their lack of success; high on everyone’s list is the central role of agriculture. We ask why a sector that contributes so little to rich countries’ GDP should be able to sabotage global economy-wide trade talks.

Simon Evenett, 24 June 2007

Many worry that regionalism is undermining the multilateral trading system, but maybe past unilateral trade reform is the root of Doha’s problems.

Richard Pomfret, 22 June 2007

Since 2000, East Asian countries have signed over 70 trade agreements. Is this ‘noodle bowl’ of regional agreements in the world’s most dynamic economic region a threat to the multilateral global trading system and to other regions’ economic prosperity?

Simon Evenett, 17 June 2007

The US, EU, and other leading trading powers have pulled back on their negotiating offers. Either senior trade negotiators are planning an extraordinarily welcome summer surprise or they are positioning themselves for the blame game when the music finally stops.

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