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.

China’s New Silk Road: Implications for the US

China’s responds to US pivot to Asia with One Belt, One Road – that could offer opportunity for the US
Shuaihua Wallace Cheng
May 28, 2015

Headwinds as the US Moves Toward Secretive Trade Agreement

The TPP would deepen trade and corporate regulation for 12 Pacific Rim nations
David Dapice
May 19, 2015

40 Years After Exit From Saigon: Vietnam and US Find Strategic Common Ground

Vietnam tries to balance ties between Washington and Beijing – and avoid conflict in the South China Sea
Murray Hiebert
April 30, 2015

Russia’s Turbulence Could Drive Sustainable Development

Hard times combined with falling oil prices could encourage Russia to lead in sustainability
Anastasia Okorochkova
April 14, 2015

Economic Interests Attract China to Russia, Not Edgy Policies

China pursues a non-alliance policy, in no way obliged to follow Russia on confrontation with the West
Wang Yiwei
February 3, 2015

French Warships in Doldrums

As France shelves contract with Russia for two warships, allies could help find new ports for Mistrals
Andreas Kuersten
January 1, 2015

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How Trump Would Rework NAFTA – And What Mexico, Canada Want in Return

NAFTA is tied to increased job and economic growth for each nation
Theophilos Argitis, Eric Martin, and Saleha Mohsin
January 24, 2017

China Groups Take Out Insurance Against Blocking of Foreign Deals

The firms anticipate increasing protectionism
Henry Sender
January 12, 2017

China Launches Freight Train to Britain

The milestone is part of an effort to stimulate the Chinese economy
Louise Moon
January 11, 2017

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability
Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy
January 10, 2017

China Set to Rescue Australia Economy at Just the Right Time

An increase in commodity prices bodes well for the future
Michael Heath
December 9, 2016

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