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Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles

All Roads to a Better Trade Deal Lead Through the WTO

In Washington, efforts to withdraw from the trade body are gaining momentum. That would be a big mistake.

A French fisherman sorts through a mackerel catch on board a trawler off the coast of Ouistreham, France, on July 31, 2018.

The Fate of the WTO and Global Trade Hangs on Fish

Tuna, cod, and mackerel are going to decide the future of the global trading order as the WTO struggles to complete a deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump’s War on the World Order

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A woman holds a Japanese flag as she listens to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking during a rally in Tokyo on Sept. 19. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

The Fate of the World Order Rests on Tokyo’s Shoulders

Japan was one of the system’s biggest winners, and it is one of the few countries that can save it now.

A truck transports a shipping container at a port in Zhangjiagang, China, on Aug. 7. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim

Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.

Conservative members of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, and Peter Bone listen during the launch of "A World Trade Deal: The Complete Guide" at the Houses of Parliament on September 11, 2018 in London, England.

A No-Deal Brexit Will Destroy the British Economy

The magical wing of the Conservative Party believes that Britain can crash out of the European Union painlessly. It is leading the country into a recession.

Steam and exhaust rise from different companies on a cold winter day on January 6, 2017 in Oberhausen, Germany.

The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own

The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump Takes Aim at Iran, China, and the Global System in Big U.N. Speech

And draws a rare laugh from world leaders while boasting of his accomplishments.

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Trump Takes Aim at the WTO

Even free traders think the trade body has room for improvement.

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The Looming U.S.-India Trade War

All seems simpatico between New Delhi and Washington. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, tensions between the two are certain to boil over.

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