The EU is developing an approach to global trade governance which aims to reduce its global dependency and strengthen its autonomy. This special issue assesses to what degree this shift constitutes a significant or paradigm shift, and what the implications might be.
I and many other observers see the world changing dramatically around us - from technology, from geopolitics, from economic and financial turbulence, from the rise of the rest. We figure the best global thinking needs to be joined up across fields. Yet others might still disagree on both hypotheses. Regardless, Global Policy is the right journal for our times, and what will emerge from its pages will inform debate of global significance.