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.

Will TTIP Harm the Global Trading System?

Global trade regulations have not kept up with business trends – TTIP could jump-start reform
Katinka Barysch, Michael Heise
January 9, 2014

Putin’s Gas-Fueled Bailout of Ukraine

Europe may have given up too quickly on bailout and potential trade agreement
David R. Cameron
January 2, 2014

Back to the Future in Europe?

The US can take strategic measures, demonstrate commitment to Ukraine’s right to choose connections
Marc Grossman, Dan Fata
December 16, 2013

Bali Boost: WTO Lives, Snatched for Now From Jaws of Defeat

Bali agreement, with many promises, is a start, but leadership and reform are required
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
December 10, 2013

American Universities Eye Chinese Students

Chinese undergraduates pay top tuition rates – and don’t clamor for US jobs
Hassan Siddiq
November 12, 2013

Exports No Longer Sole Path to Economic Rescue

Exports, the great catch-all for emerging economies, may offer less promise
Will Hickey
October 24, 2013


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