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April 1, 2024

Trade
WTO Members Kick the Can Down the Road, Again

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) thirteenth ministerial conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates failed to break the deadlock on old and new initiatives in areas such as agricultural …

13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE

September 7, 2023

United States
Council Special Report: Rethinking International Rules on Subsidies

In the Council Special Report Rethinking International Rules on Subsidies, authors Jennifer Hillman and Inu Manak describe how the subsidies rules did little to prevent widespread industrial use by c…

Play Joe Biden walking on stage about to shake hands at a Semiconductor Fabrication Plant in Arizona

October 2, 2023

United States
U.S. Should Lead the Effort to Reform International Subsidies, Argues New CFR Report

“The United States should lead the effort to reshape the global rules to better serve its own interests and the international trading system’s changing realities,” claims a new Council Special Report…

April 11, 2024

Military Operations
Protecting U.S. Waterways, Coastlines, and Maritime Infrastructure

Eric Doucette, captain in the U.S. Coast Guard and visiting military fellow at CFR, discusses the primary missions of the coast guard including disaster management, protecting U.S. ports and shorelin…

Play FSK Bridge Collapse

September 6, 2023

Trade
Rethinking International Rules on Subsidies

The World Trade Organization needs an updated toolbox in the face of rising industrial policies across the globe. 

September 13, 2023

United States
Rethinking International Subsidies Could Cool Trade Tensions

Massive government spending in semiconductors and climate threatens to provoke a costly trade war; a new set of rules could change that.

Solar panels are set up in the solar farm at the University of California, Merced, in Merced, California, U.S. August 17, 2022.

April 15, 2024

RealEcon
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Global Trade Leadership

Under Biden and Trump, the U.S. has broken from its long-standing free trade policy. CFR trade experts assess whether the rules-based trading system is worth saving.

A logo is seen at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2022.

April 16, 2024

Economics
Virtual Media Briefing: Previewing the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

CFR experts preview the upcoming World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings taking place in Washington, DC, from April 17 through 19.   

Play President of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2024.

April 12, 2024

United States
Election 2024: The United States Is Facing a Second China Shock

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: China’s effort to solve its economic woes by doubling down on exports is creating a policy challeng…

Chinese Imports

April 2, 2024

Economics
Local Leaders in the Global Economy

Many Americans are losing faith in the benefits of internationalism. On this episode of Why It Matters, experts discuss the important role state and local leaders play in global affairs.

Podcast California Governor Newsom and Australian Ambassador Rudd meet to sign climate pact.