The WTO’s Doha Round is dead if not yet formally buried, and instead Brussels and Washington are negotiating an ambitious transatlantic trade and investment pact. Joseph P. Quinlan reports on the advantages its supporters are claiming for both sides.
The Obama administration’s “rebalancing” of U.S. relations towards Asia doesn’t mean a turning away from Europe, say Karl Kaiser and Manuel Muniz. But it does highlight the EU’s need to add security to its concerns in the region.
Critics of ODA paint far too negative a picture of its effectiveness, says veteran British analyst Meghnad Desai. But he says there’s nevertheless a case for greatly simplifying development aid by taking it out of the hands of governments.
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