Prof. Singh Analyzes Recent UNESCO and WTO Controversies

Professor J.P. Singh recently published two policy briefs.  One commentary published in Foreign Affairs analyzes the recent trade deal between the U.S. and Brazil on cotton exports.  The accord ended over a decade of international legal tussles at the World Trade Organization in one of the most closely watched trade disputes in this century.  Dr. Singh argues that Brazil won on legal and moral grounds, but eventually capitulated to the U.S. on materials terms.  The settlement follows a pattern of the U.S. providing foreign aid rather than trade access.  Click here to read. 

The Future United Nations Development System published Dr. Singh's analysis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the third anniversary of the vote on 31 October 2011 that admitted Palestine as a member and resulted in a cut-off in funding to the organization from the U.S. Dr. Singh notes that despite UNESCO's weaknesses, there are important reasons for the U.S. to restore funding to the organization.  Click here to read.