During a seemingly successful trip to Asia in November, Barack Obama announced several breakthroughs. Among them was a promise that the United States and Asian nations would proceed toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a free-trade deal that, if enacted, would create a free trade area with a total gross domestic product of more than $27 trillion.
Charles A. Kupchan argues that a crisis of governability has beset the Western world, due in large part to globalization.
Charles Kupchan argues that the West has entered a period of crisis since the events of September 11, 2001, but globalization--not terrorism--may be the underlying reason.
Jagdish Bhagwati writes that the economic crisis may, accidentally, establish a pro-globalization consensus that spans East and West.
However cogent the case for reining in financial globalisation, sheer momentum will carry it forward, writes Sebastian Mallaby.
Jagdish Bhagwati discusses the effects of globalization on universities.
Edward Alden reviews Harold James' new book on the risks posed by the destruction of the values that underpin globalization.
In light of the recent turmoil in the foreign exchange markets, Benn Steil
condenses the arguments of his recent Foreign Affairs article, 'The End of
National Currency,' for Canada's leading financial daily.
Many are viewing the UAW-GM strike as Exhibit A for how globalization damages America . Matthew Slaughter argues that America ’s automobile industry is a prime example of the aggregate gains generated by the dynamic and interrelated forces of trade, investment and technological change. He questions how the presidential contenders will craft an American economic policy that both allows greater globalization and also spreads its gains as widely as possible.
The growth of vast government-controlled investment funds abroad means foreign governments will increasingly have a say in how corporate America is run, writes Sebastian Mallaby.
The Organization of American States' Salvador Declaration was adopted on September 26, 2003.
Richard N. Haass testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
With a majority of the American public now saying that they view U.S. global power and influence as being in decline, Pew Research Center president Alan Murray and CFR President Richard N. Haass sit down to discuss the latest "America's Place in the World" survey.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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