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date: 18 July 2019

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This article argues that the complexity and political sensitivity of issues under negotiation do not sufficiently explain the persistence of deadlock in the Doha negotiations. The fundamental causes of delay and deadlock are products of an altered international context that has precipitated changes within the institution, and some parallel changes in international trade diplomacy in the Doha negotiations. The article is organized as follows. Section 1 presents a brief overview of the problems that the Doha Development Agenda has encountered over the past decade. Section 2 highlights changes in the internal workings of the World Trade Organization, which in turn are partly a response to systemic changes. Section 3 analyses the new features of the Doha diplomacy, which are prominent and central to understanding the malaise in the multilateral trading system, while Section 4 concludes.

Keywords: Doha, trade negotiations, international trade diplomacy

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