Nothing to see here

Is there any point in con­tin­u­ing to puz­zle over trade pol­i­cy and agree­ments? Do they real­ly make any dif­fer­ence to any­thing? It seems they’ve become ...

Necromancy and negotiation

Some things, like kings, cru­ci­fied gods and Nor­we­gian par­rots nev­er die. The WTO’s Doha nego­ti­a­tion may be the lat­est can­di­date for myth­ic res­ur­r...

Multilateral misalignment

Over at the Lowy Insti­tute, Michael Wes­ley has opened a debate on the mul­ti­lat­er­al­ism with a brief dys­pep­tic review, char­ac­ter­is­ing mul­ti­lat­er­a...

Apocalypse post-Doha?

I’ve been in the Mid­dle East and Europe and am just catch­ing up with a few things: such as the pam­phlet pro­duced by Simon Evenett, Richard Bald­win and a ho...

Let it go, Pascal

This week, in Gene­va “[WTO Direc­tor-Gen­er­al Pas­cal] Lamy recent­ly out­lined the next steps in the process, spec­i­fy­ing that the chairs of the var­i­ous ...