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.


  • GIGA Focus Asia | 1/2023

    Disengagement from China: United States and European Union Policies Compared

    Comparing US and European China policies of recent years reveals a widening gap. While the Biden administration’s China policy is fixated on competition and national security, and preoccupied with renewing US global leadership, the EU essentially remains open to cooperation with China.

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    In Brief | 18/01/2023

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar Serves as Co-Chair of Think20 Taskforce

    Think20 (T20) invited GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar to serve as a Co-Chair of Taskforce 3: Lifestyle for Environment, Resilience, and Values for Wellbeing during India’s G20 Presidency in 2023. T20 is an official G20 engagement group.

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 11/2022

    Trade Governance: the Politics of Prosperity, Development and Weaponization

    This chapter analyzes the origins, evolution, and crisis of trade governance. Among others, Prof. Narlikar discusses difficulties and bargains of the multilateral order, and also provides directions of reform. She evaluates the GATT and WTO, weaponized interdependence, and the role of the Global South.

    Cooperation Event | 28/11/2022 - 30/11/2022

    Liberal Script(s) — Asian Versions and Contestations of a Concept

    This conference addresses the broad theme of Asian scripts (liberal or not) and asks how Asian states organise themselves and ally/partner with each other based on these scripts’ political/ economic features. It is hosted by the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS under the lead of GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Michael Zürn.

    NTV | Interview | 20/10/2022

    Deal mit den VAE? Für Energie lockert Deutschland seine Waffenpolitik

    NTV Podcast: Wirtschaft Welt & Weit

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Contribution | 11/2022

    Russland in Afrika: Motive, Strategien und Effekte

    Diese vorwiegend qualitative Arbeit dient dazu, Russlands Rolle als externer Akteur in Subsahara-Afrika zu analysieren.

    Stephan Ahlf

    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.


    GIGA Focus Asia | 1/2023

    Disengagement from China: United States and European Union Policies Compared

    Comparing US and European China policies of recent years reveals a widening gap. While the Biden administration’s China policy is fixated on competition and national security, and preoccupied with renewing US global leadership, the EU essentially remains open to cooperation with China.

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    Water International | 11/2022

    Virtual Water, International Relations and the New Geopolitics of Food

    Food security and virtual water considerations interact in a corporatized third food regime, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the world’s largest grain importing region. The virtual water paradigm that Tony Allan first coined can be applied creatively to international relations that are increasingly characterized by ‘weaponized interdependence’.

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 11/2022

    Trade Governance: the Politics of Prosperity, Development and Weaponization

    This chapter analyzes the origins, evolution, and crisis of trade governance. Among others, Prof. Narlikar discusses difficulties and bargains of the multilateral order, and also provides directions of reform. She evaluates the GATT and WTO, weaponized interdependence, and the role of the Global South.

    9DashLine | 10/2022

    The EU Ventures into the Strategic "Jungle"

    The article unpacks the negative consequences of diplomatic discourse such as 'garden/jungle' coming out of the EU, especially as they pertain to the European search for strategic autonomy in the world and EU's competition (through the Global Gateway) with China (and its BRI) in Africa.

    National Interest | 09/2022

    What the West Gets Wrong About the SCO

    While Exaggerated Analyses of the Geopolitical Bonding in the SCO Abound, Little is Being Said About its Members’ Geoeconomic Projects.

    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.

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 17/11/2022

    La arriesgada jugada de El Salvador con China

    The new relationship between El Salvador and China. What are the potential risks for the Central American country and which consequences can be expected for the entire region?

    Désirée Reder

    Doctoral Researcher

    NTV | Interview | 20/10/2022

    Deal mit den VAE? Für Energie lockert Deutschland seine Waffenpolitik

    NTV Podcast: Wirtschaft Welt & Weit

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    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.

    Consultant | 06/12/2022

    Welcome Remarks by the GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar

    Cooperation Event Vienna International Centre, Austria, and online: 06/12/2022 Organisers: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel Centre for Globalization, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Institute of Development and Sustainability, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar was invited to give a welcome remark at the opening of the 2022 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization (FGI). The FGI has been a UNIDO flagship event since 2016 and provides a platform for policymakers, representatives of international organizations, academia, and practitioners.

    Organiser, Organiser | 28/11/2022 - 30/11/2022

    Liberal Script(s) — Asian Versions and Contestations of a Concept

    Cooperation Event The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi and online: 28/11/2022 - 30/11/2022 Organisers: SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script", German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Jawaharlal Nehru University

    Under the lead of GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Michael Zürn, the SCRIPTS Conference addressed the broad theme of Asian scripts (liberal or not) and asked how Asian states organise themselves and ally/partner with each other based on these scripts’ political/ economic features.

    Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn

    Speaker | 23/11/2022

    Nahrungsmittelsicherheit im Nahen Osten: Covid-19, Ukrainekrieg und Lehren vergangener Krisen

    Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg Marburg: 23/11/2022

    Vortrag im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe des Studium Generale. "Verflochten und vernetzt: Wechselwirkungen des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens mit dem Westen"

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

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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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