Multilateral trade cooperation Trade and investment policy is increasingly becoming politicised. Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis and Douglas Nelson present pragmatic suggestions to sustain multilateral trade cooperation Deglobalisation: risk or reality? Globalisation is said to be on the retreat. Martina Di Sano, Vanessa Gunnella, and Laura Lebastard examine the data to see if we are heading to deglobalisation World trade can still drive prosperity New protectionist policies threaten the global economy. Kristalina Georgieva and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala argue that thriving international trade goes hand in hand with global prosperity and stability Sanctions against Russia will worsen its economic prospects Sanctions, coming on top of longstanding domestic shortcomings, are gradually weakening Russia. Elina Ribakova argues countries opposing Russia’s war on Ukraine should keep up the pressure Resilient global supply chains and implications for public policy Supply disruptions during the pandemic raised concerns about supply chains. Cyrille Schwellnus, Antton Haramboure, and Lea Samek consider the resilience of global supply chains The slow American protectionist turn Pascal Lamy argues that the protectionist shift in US policy is not recent, and can be traced back about 15 years Year in review: the evolution of Russia sanctions in 2022 Russia’s entry into Ukraine set off an unprecedented wave of sanctions and export controls. Nancy Fischer, Steven Farmer and Iris Karaman review the impact on Russia and the global economy Is it now time for industry 4.0? The much anticipated fourth industrial revolution hasn’t happened yet. Richard Markoff and Ralf Seifert discuss the many factors that have slowed the progress of industry 4.0 Climate versus trade? Reconciling international subsidy rules with industrial decarbonisation. David Kleimann argues that environmental subsidies could be justified The climate of trade The upward trend in global trade is being compromised. Graham Bright considers the challenges to crossborder trade going forward A global rebalance? The BRICS have come under immense scrutiny due to their response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Jordan Mc Lean and Luanda Mpungose examine BRICS principles The perils of unilateralism Simon Evenett and Johannes Fritz consider the latest research and find that commercial policies and regulations now fragment the digital economy The importance of strategic autonomy in the digital era Society increasingly relies on technology. Wilbert Jan Derksen considers the importance of strategic autonomy in ensuring national security Recovering from COVID Building resilience in select African economies. Conrad van Gass considers the lessons learnt from policy responses prompted by the pandemic Destabilised supply chains Shanghai, the world’s biggest port, is returning to normal. Sarah Schiffling and Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos argue that despite this supply chains will get worse before they get better How technology is reshaping trade Trade has always been shaped by technology. Robert Atkinson examines how digital technologies are transforming goods and services production Is it time for a new theory to explain crossborder trade? Can we imagine a world without crossborder trade? If not, then we need to know what determines the crossborder flow of products and services, Sanjay Kumar Mangla, Nikita Jain and Richa Gupta discuss Is the post-war trading system ending? Global trade faces many challenges. Uri Dadush argues the post-war system is being transformed into a more complex, politicised and contentious set of trade relationships New wine in new bottles Indian Free Trade agreements have been a mixed bag. Bipul Chatterjee and Sneha Singh consider the modernisation of India’s FTA strategy The ‘gatekeeper’ dilemma The scope of the Digital Markets Act has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in the regulatory discussion. Mario Mariniello and Catarina Martins assess which companies will be caught by the DMA A liberal perspective on trade and development Inequality and poverty remain a global reality. Edwin van de Haar considers the benefits of free trade to Sub-Saharan African development Big tech reset? EU court dismisses Google appeal. Renaud Foucart believes the knock-on effects from this ruling could be enormous as tech giants consider their business models International trade, global supply chains and monetary policy Silvana Tenreyro says global supply chains can improve a country’s productivity and income. But the benefits they bring are not evenly spread across sectors Building the road to greener pastures Post-COVID, Mia Hoffmann, Ben McWilliams and Niclas Frederic Poitiers consider how the G20 can support the recovery with sustainable local infrastructure investment The EUs carbon border mechanism and the WTO André Sapir argues that to avoid any backlash, the European Union should work with other World Trade Organization members to define basic principles of carbon border adjustment mechanisms How the pandemic could save us We are at a crossroads. Ian Goldin argues that the pandemic has created opportunities for change which would have been impossible before the pandemic China and the WTO: two systems meet Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir focus on the build-up to China joining the WTO, and argue that expectations for China’s behaviour were misguided from the start China and the WTO: an uneasy relationship Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir examine the Chinese economic and trading structure, that has continued despite expectations it would liberalise and open up China and the WTO: how can they work together better? The WTO is limited in its ability to shape China's trade policy. Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir consider how the China-WTO relationship can be reformed and improved Leveraging synergies The anti-corruption and human rights agendas have much in common. Ina Sandler says companies can leverage existing synergies to address corporate risk