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.

Obama Travels to Asia, But Future of Trade Pact Is Uncertain

TPP critics are many: China, environmentalists, workers, politicians worry about corporate interests supplanting national control
David Dapice
April 21, 2014

Sovereign Debts in a Fossil-Fueled World

Governments refuse to tally true costs of fossil fuels and fail to escape industry dependence
Will Hickey
April 8, 2014

Romania: Chinese Are Coming!

In rebuff to EU, Romania sells resources to China for a bit of trade
Raluca Besliu
March 4, 2014

China Moves to End Its Codependency with US

China is striving for new economic balance and self-reliance, and the US should do the same
Stephen S. Roach
February 18, 2014

A Wary US Remains Open to Chinese Investments

Chinese investments are on the rise, with approval by US security reviews
Ziad Haider
February 6, 2014

China’s Rise Leads India and Japan to Wary Embrace

Asian geopolitical landscape transforms as India seeks new partners like Japan and South Korea
Harsh V. Pant
January 30, 2014

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US Presidential Debate Stirs Worries in Asia

Trump vows to renegotiate trade agreements and security payments while Clinton offers stability
September 27, 2016

Britain Approves Controversial Chinese-Financed Nuclear-Reactor, With a Catch

New British energy deal with China approved by skeptical May
Griff Witte
September 22, 2016

Abe to Seek Cuba’s Help Over North Korea and Boost Trade

Cuba would gain global stature by convincing North Korea that nuclear weapons are not a good idea
Ayako Mie
September 21, 2016

Globalization Goes National

Emerging economies find prosperity in lifting internal barriers to trade, mobility
Tyler Cowen
September 16, 2016

Question Mark Over TPP

US voters remain unconvinced about the benefits of international trade
Nayan Chanda
September 14, 2016

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