The WTO is under threat, and that threat comes from two places. The first – which has been around for more than a decade – can be called the ‘swamp’; the second and newer challenge is President Trump.
The big question is whether the more recent might just help address the older.
Pascal Lamy is a Senior Advisor at Brunswick Group and Principal in our Geopolitical offer, based in Paris. Pascal served two consecutive terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (2005-2013) and prior to that was the European Commissioner for Trade (1999-2004). These notes are his personal views.