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July 18, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The World Health Organization

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises.

Health-care workers treat Ebola patients at a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Liberia.

July 16, 2019

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization, With Jennifer A. Hillman

Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of the World Trade Organization.

Podcast People gather outside the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

February 17, 2005

International Organizations
World Trade Organization

This publication is now archived. What’s on the agenda at the WTO conference?The central issue being negotiated at the September 10-14 World Trade Organizationmeeting in Cancun, Mexico, is expanding …

March 23, 2018

World Trade Organization (WTO)
What's Next for the WTO?

President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on China highlights concern about the ongoing role of the WTO and the future of global trade rules.

WTO Meeting, Geneva Switzerland

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The World Trade Organization and The Global Economic Crisis

The WTO's Pascal Lamy discusses global trade and the state of the international economy.

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The World Trade Organization and the Global Economic Crisis

Pascal Lamy will discuss how the global trading system helped to stabilize the global economic crisis and how it can do more. Related Readings: The Vanishing WTO by Marc Levinson Greenberg Center …

October 16, 2017

Trade
The United States, Trade Remedies, and the World Trade Organization

This is the third session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

Play WTO

March 25, 2019

Trade
Trump's Search for Absolute Sovereignty Could Destroy the WTO

The Trump administration's conviction that the World Trade Organization violates American sovereignty endangers the organization and the international trading system.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump stands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as he delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, DC, October 1, 2018.

December 4, 2009

International Organizations
The Vanishing WTO

Amid the global economic downturn, the World Trade Organization has been reduced to a talking shop as the prospects for a new global trade deal grow dimmer, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.

August 20, 2019

Trade
The Next Stage of the U.S.-China Trade War Will Be Much Worse

The trade war between the United States and China has entered a new and dangerous phase.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu