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In a world as uncertain as ours, we need to continually build a climate for peace. WTO’s contribution is best seen in creating a rules-based system to help trade flow smoothly and a constructive and fair process for countries dealing with trade related disputes. The architects of the post second war system have firmly believed that the more countries trade, the less likely they are to war with each other. This vision has proven to be correct. Today there are “trade wars”, but these conflicts are fought out in the meeting rooms of WTO. The Doha Development Agenda which is about providing the world’s poorest countries a hospitable economic climate is an opportunity for the entire world. What is at stake in Doha is beyond trade. It is about working to build a stronger global economy, reducing instability and uncertainty...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Supachai Panitchpakdi
Supachai Panitchpakdi
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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