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.

Slowly, But Surely, Trade Erodes Global Poverty

With trade, 22 nations could graduate from UN’s list of world’s poorest states
Edward Gresser
November 2, 2011

Floods Threaten Global Trade Hub

Raging floods in Thailand disrupt global supply chains and exports, threatening economic security
Pavin Chachavalpongpun
October 24, 2011

In the US, Clean Water Is No Guarantee

Despite abundance, contamination and energy policies put US water supply at risk
Susan Froetschel
August 11, 2011

Is France on Course to Bid Adieu to Globalization?

Démondialisation is a top issue in French presidential campaign with few rising to globalization’s defense
Pierre Haski
July 21, 2011

Asia Matters for America

The source for hundreds of thousands of US jobs is Asia
Satu Limaye
June 28, 2011

Growing Economies, Rising Problems – Part II

Global groups struggle with fast rise of poor nations, putting conflict on the horizon
Uri Dadush, William Shaw
June 23, 2011

Globe and Mail: Canada Arrests Huawei Global CFO

Robert Fife and Steven Chase
December 7, 2018

Asia Times: Asia Cowers as Trump Battles Xi

William Pesek
November 30, 2018

Reuters: Tighter US Rules for Chinese Students?

Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick
November 29, 2018

Times of India: Behind the Trade War

Nayan Chanda
November 27, 2018