Sir Simon Fraser
Built environments have the potential to transform from primarily ‘users’ of natural resources to ‘providers’ of societal value, which in turn can create infrastructure that is in harmony with people and nature. But to reach this goal stakeholders must be aligned behind this ambition.
Outlining the key steps that government, international institutions, and NGOs can take to bring an end to the suffering of the Belarus people.
With trade tensions increasingly politicized, a key appeals process suspended and COVID-19 creating huge economic challenges, a modernized and fully functioning WTO is more essential than ever. This paper makes the case for transatlantic cooperation as a necessary, though insufficient alone, condition for WTO reform.
Despite grassroots associations, community organizing and online groups offering pathways for political engagement, the room for youth representation in international politics remains narrow, with many young people still left feeling they are passive participants in policymaking.
Ambassador Ulianovschi represented Moldova at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019 and was the top Moldovan diplomat in Geneva from 2016-2018. He is currently a candidate for the post of WTO director-general.
In the current uncertain strategic context for Europe, the E3 is establishing itself as a go-to format for diplomatic cooperation for Europe’s ‘big three’.
Alice Billon-Galland, Professor Richard G Whitman
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts by states and humanitarian actors to stop its spread and to treat the sick are being hindered by existing sanctions and counterterrorism measures.
China is often said to be pursuing ‘debt-trap diplomacy’: luring poor, developing countries into agreeing unsustainable loans to pursue infrastructure projects so that, when they experience financial difficulty, Beijing can seize the asset, thereby extending its strategic or military reach. This paper demonstrates that the evidence for such views is limited.
Lee Jones, Shahar Hameiri
Humility from decision-makers, building trust in leaders and institutions, and learning from international experience are critical if countries are to better prepare for the next global crisis.
Gareth Price, Christopher Vandome