Is the world fragmenting into competing trading blocs? How would these agreements impact regions excluded from negotiations, such as Africa? What are the wider implications of the current developments for global trade and the global economy? Jagdish Bhagwati discusses the future of global trade.
The complex interaction of trade, capital, information, and technology is leading to an unprecedented level of human interconnectedness. This highly networked global society means record numbers of the world's population are moving into the middle class, especially in Asia. Kishore Mahbubani argues that new policies and approaches to governance are needed to solve pervasive problems such as financial volatility and health and climate issues.