World Trade Order

The trade war between the US and China and the deadlocks in the World Trade Organisation are two examples of the current crisis of globalisation. We investigate how the world trade order is influenced by domestic concerns, international negotiations, and geo-economic competition.


  • CNBC | Quote | 18/07/2022

    ‘Unprecedented urgency’ may have pushed India and the EU to revive trade talks after 9 years

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar has shared her expert analysis on the revival of India-EU trade talks in a recent news article for CNBC.

    In Brief | 02/05/2022

    GIGA President Amrita Narlikar Analyses the German and European Partnership with India

    In numerous contributions, GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar discusses the benefits, limitations, and future directions of India's partnership with Germany and Europe.

    Cooperation Event | 27/04/2022

    Regional Conference on Asian Scripts

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to the event as moderator and speaker. As a follow-up to the SCRIPTS conference in February, Prof. Narlikar shared her analyses on the liberal script in Asia, also in light of current developments, the Russian aggression, and Europe’s relation to the Indo-Pacific region, with a high-level panel of foreign policy practitioners and scholars.

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2021

    “A Multilateralism for the People”: International Launch of Germany’s White Paper on Multilateralism

    The German Federal Cabinet has recently approved the country’s first White Paper on Multilateralism, "Multilateralism for the People: Adapting the Multilateral Order to the 21st Century". Together with GPPi we organise the launch of the English-language version of this White Paper. Video of the event availiable.

    Policy brief | 09/2021

    Multilateral Coordination and Exchange for Sustainable Global Value Chains

    While participation in global value chains is widely associated with benefits for countries' development, environmental and social costs are becoming increasingly evident. The authors recommend that the G20 become a key global forum for exchange on this important challenge.

    Holger Görg

    Dr. Adnan Seric

    Frauke Steglich

    Dr. Liubov Yaroshenko

    Cooperation Event | 20/05/2021

    Making it Matter: Towards Meaningful Multilateralism

    As part of the Munich Security Conference framework programme, the GIGA and Körber Stiftung launch the report of their joint Körber Multilateralism Lab. With a renowned international panel, we will discuss meaningful reform of the multilateral order while embracing the momentum of reinvigorated transatlantic relations. Video of the event available.

    GIGA Forum | 25/05/2021

    How China Is Reshaping Global Economic Governance

    In this GIGA Forum, experts will assess the impact of China on the global economic order by focusing on the role of the two China-led multilateral banks mentioned above.


    International Affairs | Oxford University Press | 09/2022

    International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide

    The International Affairs centenary special issue, edited by GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, is a ‘how not to’ guide for international relations. It brings together 14 experts examining historic failures and how policy practitioners and researchers can get it right together.

    Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

    International Affairs | 09/2022

    How not to negotiate: the case of trade multilateralism

    The WTO has become an almost perfect example of how not to negotiate. In this article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar identifies three broad categories of bargaining failures and explores the impact of narratives on the course of events, giving us a clear list of dos and don’ts for international negotiation.

    International Affairs | 09/2022

    International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide – Introduction to the International Affairs centenary special issue

    In this introductory article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, guest editors of the International Affairs centenary special issue, outline this ‘how not to’ guide. They explore a Hippocratic oath for international affairs and suggest going beyond this minimum ‘do no harm’ requirement.

    Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

    Blog Article | 05/2022

    America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

    In this tripartite article, I (first) introduce the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework or IPEF, (second) trace its history and discourse back to Obama's 2011 Pivot to Asia, and (third) I offer seven observations about the visions behind, contradictions within, and challenges ahead of IPEF.

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2021

    “A Multilateralism for the People”: International Launch of Germany’s White Paper on Multilateralism

    The German Federal Cabinet has recently approved the country’s first White Paper on Multilateralism, "Multilateralism for the People: Adapting the Multilateral Order to the 21st Century". Together with GPPi we organise the launch of the English-language version of this White Paper. Video of the event availiable.

    Cooperation Event | 04/06/2021

    Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Global Value Chains: The Role of the G20

    Participating in GVCs is widely associated with economic benefits, such as productivity and employment creation, and considered one of the driving forces of growth and development worldwide. The T20 Spring Roundtable discusses the role of the G20 in fostering sustainable global value chains.

    GIGA Forum | 25/05/2021

    How China Is Reshaping Global Economic Governance

    In this GIGA Forum, experts will assess the impact of China on the global economic order by focusing on the role of the two China-led multilateral banks mentioned above.

    Leibniz Magazin | Interview | 20/07/2022

    Wir brauchen eine neue Form der Globalisierung

    How are the Coronavirus pandemic and the Russian attack on Ukraine changing international relations? GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her expertise on a shifting world order and the role that academia may play in an interview with Leibniz Magazine.

    CNBC | Quote | 18/07/2022

    ‘Unprecedented urgency’ may have pushed India and the EU to revive trade talks after 9 years

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar has shared her expert analysis on the revival of India-EU trade talks in a recent news article for CNBC.

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 13/06/2022

    DW Business: WTO Meeting

    See video of GIGA President Amrita Narlikar analyzing the contentious atmosphere at WTO. 

    13/06/2022

    Networking Meeting: Crisis and Reordering

    Prof. Narlikar eröffnet die Debatte über "Krise" und "Neuordnung" in einer Podiumsdiskussion zusammen mit Prof. Björn Alpermann und Dr. Florian Schneider.

    08/06/2022

    Roundtable Discussion "New Horizons of International Cooperation: Exploring Synergies between G7 and G20"

    GIGA Präsidentin Prof. Amrita Narlikar, wurde von der Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Neu-Delhi und dem RIS eingeladen, um über die Partnerschaft zwischen Indien und Deutschland und ihre gemeinsamen sowie unterschiedlichen Ziele zu diskutieren. Der Runde Tisch wurde moderiert von Botschafter Dr. Stephan Grabherr und dem indischen Staatssekretär Sandeep Chakravorty. Video der Veranstaltung verfügbar.

    31/05/2022

    The War in Ukraine and the Global South

    Talk with representatives 31/05/2022

    Upon the invitation of the Green Members of the European Parliament, GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar provides her expertise through an input statement on "The War in Ukraine & the Global South" and in a round of debate with European Green members of the Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Development Committee.

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    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

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