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November 18, 2021

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

November 2, 2021

Trade
There Are Holes in Joe Biden’s Trade Team

Reforming the Senate-confirmation process could help ensure the administration is fully staffed as it tackles critical trade questions. 

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in Washington D.C. on April 28, 2021.

November 3, 2021

COVID-19
Will the World Ever Solve the Mystery of COVID-19’s Origin?

It is crucial to learn the facts about how COVID-19 emerged to prevent future outbreaks. But China is rebuffing calls for further investigations focusing on Wuhan.

A technician wearing goggles and other protective gear holds up virus samples at a laboratory in Hengyang, China, in February 2020.

October 12, 2021

United States
Corporate Taxes in a Globalized World

A group of more than one hundred countries has agreed to a historic rewrite of global tax rules. Here’s what to know.

Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers pose for a photo during a meeting in London in June 2021.

October 7, 2021

China
What’s Next for U.S. Trade With China?

This week, the Biden administration outlined its approach to trade with China. Here’s what to know.  

October 29, 2021

Trade
Can the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Succeed?

Previous attempts at economic coordination have floundered, but focusing on a limited set of strategic concerns may allow the Trade and Technology Council to be more successful. 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai stand near European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and EU Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis as they participate in a meeting of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 29, 2021.

March 10, 2021

Trade
Europe and the Prospects for WTO Reform

The United States should recognize, and attempt to seize, the opportunity on WTO Appellate Body reform being offered by the European Union.

The WTO logo is pictured on the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on March 4, 2021.

November 10, 2021

Energy and Environment
COP26: Can the World Slash Coal Use by 2030?

During COP26, some countries pledged to stop using coal, a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions. But China, India, and some others remain reliant on coal.

February 19, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women this Week: First Woman Leader of the WTO

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers February 12 to February 19.   

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sits down for an interview with Reuters.

September 15, 2021

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

Play A monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shows a graph of the day's numbers following the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement, March 20, 2019 in New York City.