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Ending reappointment for WTO judges?

By David Bosco I wrote last week about the controversy surrounding U.S. opposition to reappointing a member of the WTO’s appellate body. Yesterday, a collection of former appellate body members released a letter expressing concern about the episode’s impact on the … Continue reading

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The lonely U.S. bid to unseat a WTO judge

By David Bosco Given its power, the World Trade Organization’s appellate body receives very little attention. Its seven members generally toil in obscurity even as they issue rulings on trade disputes with huge economic implications. But a U.S. campaign to unseat one appellate body member … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon chides big powers for absenteeism

By David Bosco With the end of his term approaching, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon isn’t mincing words. He expressed frustration earlier this week that so few of the G7 countries sent their leaders to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in … Continue reading

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Canada moves toward the AIIB

By David Bosco Likely in deference to U.S. wishes, Canada declined the opportunity to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the new Beijing-led multilateral lender. But it sure sounds like Ottawa is angling for membership now. And Chinese officials … Continue reading

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The AIIB’s cautious first moves

China’s push to create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) generated intense speculation that Beijing was challenging the existing multilateral architecture. With the AIIB’s first annual meeting just weeks away, what does the early evidence suggest about the course it will take? … Continue reading

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Turkey feuds with UN human rights officials

By David Bosco Turkish officials are exchanging words with senior UN human rights monitors about the situation in the southeast of the country. Yesterday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm at the situation in the town of Cizre, in particular: … Continue reading

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The IMF arrives in Ukraine

With Ukraine’s new government in place, a team from the International Monetary Fund has arrived for talks on how to restart the country’s stalled loan program. An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Kiev on Tuesday after the formation of a new … Continue reading

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