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Lorch, Jasmin (2024)
The Current Column, 04 March 2024
Free and fair elections lie at the very heart of democracy. Yet the subjection of an elected government to the rule of law, the protection of minorities and possibilities for civic participation are also key, because elections can also be a way for undemocratic actors to pursue their aims.
Im September 2023 gründeten Burkina Faso, Mali und Niger die Allianz der Sahel-Staaten (AES). Im Januar 2024 verkündeten die drei AES-Staaten ihren Austritt aus ECOWAS. Der Policy Brief analysiert institutionelle und politische Konsequenzen dieser Entscheidungen und möglichen Handlungsoptionen.
The 2011 Arab uprisings promised political, economic, and social change for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. Since then, the region has changed, but not as many had expected. This paper discusses the investment strategies of two of the most important international partners for the region: the EU and China. The Global Gateway and Belt and Road strategies are mechanisms for building influence and accessing resources in a competitive global geostrategic environment. There are nevertheless important overlaps and potential synergies that could be exploited for the benefit of MENA societies as well as the EU and China.
The current debate on the Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement could be very consequential for the World Trade Organization (WTO) although it is not part of the official calendar of next week’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi. A group of WTO Members have launched discussions on a plurilateral agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development at the 11th Ministerial Conference in 2017. These discussions have turned into actual negotiations from September 2020 onwards and in July 2023, around two thirds of the WTO’s Memberships concluded text-based negotiations. At MC13, Members aim at finalising the negotiations and integrating the plurilateral IFD Agreement into the WTO legal system. So what is at stake? Why is the IFD Agreement so controversial? And what do we know about its potential economic effects?
Bei der in der nächsten Woche stattfindenden WTO-Ministerkonferenz steht viel auf dem Spiel: Die Mitgliedstaaten müssen Entscheidungen für drängende Herausforderungen treffen – in einem Umfeld, das von Kriegen, Inflation und Protektionismus geprägt ist.