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.


  • 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.

    GIGA Global Transitions Conference | 07/12/2020

    Global Order is Dead, Long Live Global Order? Taking Stock in 2020

    The GIGA Global Transitions Conference 2020 on the global order – under the lead of Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner – will seek reflection on the current state of the world and an exchange of ideas for ways forward.

    In Brief | 19/10/2020

    Should U.S. Foreign Policy Focus on Great-Power Competition?

    GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is part of latest Foreign Affairs expert survey. In their regular surveys, Foreign Affairs approaches authorities with deep specialised expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field.

    Cooperation Event | 03/07/2020

    Körber Multilateralism Lab | First Session

    The Körber Multilateralism Lab brought together policy experts, public officials and academics through a series of meetings in a confidential setting. The participants will explore and discuss new ideas and will test impulses to improve international cooperation and the effectiveness of the multilateral system.

    Publication | 15/06/2020

    Poverty Narratives and Power Paradoxes in International Trade Negotiations and Beyond

    In her latest book, published by Cambridge University Press, Amrita Narlikar argues that modern-day politics displays a surprising paradox: Poverty – and the powerlessness with which it is associated – has emerged as a political tool and a formidable weapon in international negotiation.


    Contribution | 01/2022

    China-GCC Relations in 2022

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 7/2021

    Raisi’s Foreign Policy: Pragmatic Revolutionism and the Iranian Pivot to Asia

    This GIGA Focus sheds light on the new Iranian conservative president Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi, and his doctrine of “pragmatic revolutionism.” The author analyses what the Iranian Asia-oriented foreign policy entails geopolitically and geoeconomically, and suggests how the multilateralist tendencies can be used by policymakers.

    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.

    Leiden Asia Centre | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 28/01/2021

    The Belt and Road Initiative Revisited

    01/2022

    China and the Middle Eastern Green Energy Sector

    Leiden Asia Centre Leiden: 01/2022

    The Increasing Role of China in the Middle Eastern Green Energy Sector

    07/12/2021

    Research Conference: Sustainability in Global Value Chains

    07/12/2021

    06/12/2021

    2021 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization

    06/12/2021

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