International

Giving Regulatory Cooperation a Reality Check

International regulatory cooperation agreements have not reached desired levels of effectiveness.

China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents

China’s State Council imposes new requirements to curb the abusive aspects of regulatory guidance documents.

Do the Results of the EU Better Regulation Program Match Its Ambitions?

The Better Regulation program, built over the past two decades, has allowed the EU to regulate more effectively.

Agency Independence Under Egypt’s New Media Law

Recent legislation raises constitutional issues concerning presidential power over independent agencies.

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.

Negative News for European Union Bank Failure Board

An audit report criticizes the Single Resolution Mechanism and proposes improvements for the EU banking union.

Participatory Rulemaking in China Needs Even More Effort

Recent revisions to China’s administrative regulations will not guarantee effective public participation.

Should India’s Supreme Court Enforce Regulations?

India’s Supreme Court enforces public interest regulations, but it risks political harm in doing so.

Gender-Inclusive Textbook Plunges France into a Linguistic Battle

Politicians and academics wrestle over gender equality and the future of the French language.

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

New requirements such as notice-and-comment periods and public hearings should improve transparency.

The Unexpected Consequences of Private Regulatory Standards

A globally recognized certifiable standard could correct market failure and improve product quality.

On Immigration, Trump Is No Deregulator

The Trump Administration has significantly increased regulation of immigration—to the nation’s detriment.