- Daily Brief
- August 21, 2019
The Osaka summit failed to live up to expectations, casting a deeper pall over the institution’s future.
The public divide at APEC 2018 is unlikely to be bridged soon.
Blocking the work of the dispute resolution body could cause considerable blowback for the US.
By deflecting allegations and accusing critics of abuse, Beijing is stifling the human rights agenda.
A reversion to US unilateral could have significant consequences for the world’s institutional order.
French President Macron called populism a disease — soon after populists took power in Rome.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that territories of Western Sahara are excluded from an agricultural agreement between Morocco and the European Union (EU).
Schisms within the PIF are inhibiting coordinated responses to Pacific issues.
The worst-case scenario for Brexit – a “no deal” exit – is shaping up as a distinct possibility.
The Secretary-General must balance between US demands for budget constraint and the UN’s needs.
Asia’s middle powers are fighting a dogged defence of US trade values while Washington vacillates.
Short-termism by Washington and Tel Aviv will likely have them rue their decision to leave UNESCO.