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Outside voices: Has a ‘detached, disinterested’ U.S. turned away from the WTO?

February 1, 2023 at 4:35 PM
In a searing assessment of the state of play at the World Trade Organization, Keith Rockwell – about eight months removed from a multiyear stint as the organization’s chief spokesman – writes of a WTO with “fraying seams,” beset by a “sharp deterioration” in U.S. leadership. After decades of driving the agenda, the U.S. has turned away from the WTO, writes Rockwell, a Wilson Center fellow, in an essay posted by the Hinrich Foundation , a Singapore-based trade policy center...

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