Hammering out a transatlantic trade deal, the goal of U.S. and EU officials meeting this week, won’t be easy. Beyond the traditional barriers to free trade -- tariffs and quotas -- negotiators will need to address the real obstacle to transatlantic commerce: inconsistent regulations.
The main health threat in developing states today is not plagues or parasites but illnesses such as cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases long associated with the rich world. NCDs are striking poorer, younger populations, and this could debilitate states and the global economy. The best way for the West to help is by pushing for governance reform.