Why has the unsuccessful Doha round resulted in bilateral and inter-regional FTAs and what are the consequences for global trade?

Why has the unsuccessful Doha round resulted in bilateral and inter-regional FTAs and what are the consequences for global trade?

The Doha Development Agenda is the ninth WTO multilateral trade round of negotiations launched in Doha, Qatar in November 2001 that was to be concluded by early 2005. Some of the main points on the agenda were reduction of barriers in the services sector, environmental issues, and freer trade in agricultural goods. Moreover, Doha was […]

Polarity vs. Legality

Polarity vs. Legality

Although there are many qualified opinions according to which the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was illegal because it was based on the desire to change the Iraqi regime and because it started in the absence of a clear UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution authorizing it, the UN, the only international organization that could decide […]