A readily measurable aspect of globalization is the increasing exchange of capital, products and services across national boundaries, spurred by expanded use of container shipping and other technological improvements as well as falling barrier. The interdependence is most apparent with global supply chains, as manufactured goods like vehicles and electronics are assembled with components produced around the world, and it’s increasingly rare for any country to be the sole source of any one complex product. Countries aim to increase exports but worry about too many imports and trade imbalances, even as their consumers pursue low prices. Disagreements on subsidies, tariffs, quotas or unfair practices are debated by the World Trade Organization.

Asians Concerned by Extreme Comments of US Presidential Campaign

East-West Center report identifies five trends in Asian reactions on anti-trade stances of US presidential candidates
Satu Limaye and Robert Sutter
October 4, 2016

Despite Chinese Shadows, Southeast Asian Friendship With US Worth Cultivating

The US has strengthened political, cultural, commercial ties with ASEAN that will last long after Obama leaves office
Satu Limaye
September 1, 2016

China’s Attempt to Export Its Way Out of Glut Threatens World Economy

China’s stimulus push during 2008 financial crisis protected jobs worldwide, but now threatens steel and aluminum industries
Börje Ljunggren
August 11, 2016

Brexit Blues in Central Europe

Eurosceptic rhetoric among Hungary, Poland and other Central Europe EU newcomers belies strong attachments
Joji Sakurai
July 28, 2016

India’s Digital Revolution Poised to Propel Services

The India Stack – connecting bank accounts, unique ID numbers and mobile phones – will deliver massive productivity in services
Nandan Nilekani
July 26, 2016

Globalization’s Angst and the “Brexit” Vote

More truth-telling is needed in a complex world where the disgruntled try to cherry-pick among regulations, globalization
Farok J. Contractor
June 28, 2016

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