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October 18, 2022

Americas
The Globalization Myth

Shannon K. O’Neil offers a powerful case for why regionalization, not globalization, has been the biggest economic trend of the last forty years.

March 1, 2004

Economics
In Defense of Globalization

An internationally renowned economist, Jagdish Bhagwati takes conventional wisdom—that globalization is the cause of several social ills—and turns it on its head. Properly regulated, globalization, h…

April 17, 2005

Economics
Globalization: What’s New?

From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see…

February 1, 2003

Development
The Bridge to a Global Middle Class

Read an excerpt of The Bridge to a Global Middle Class. The Bridge to a Global Middle Class compiles a unique series of papers originally commissioned by the Council on Foreign Relations in the wa…

April 1, 2000

Trade
Antitrust Goes Global

How will the rapid growth of trade, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and international joint ventures alter antitrust enforcement? Can national antitrust enforcement guard against anticompetiti…

September 15, 2022

Nigeria
Pastoral Power, Clerical State

Ebenezer Obadare examines the overriding impact of Nigerian Pentecostal pastors on their churches, and how they have shaped the dynamics of state-society relations during the Fourth Republic.

April 1, 2001

Climate Change
The Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global Warming

Most politicians, policy-makers, and analysts hailed the Kyoto Protocol as a vital first step toward slowing greenhouse warming. Council Senior Fellow David Victor was not among them. In this clear a…

July 13, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Awakening

Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone chronicle the remarkable global impact of the #MeToo movement.

February 1, 2022

Economics
The Power Law

The astonishingly frank and intimate story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture capital firms—and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy.

October 20, 2016

Competitiveness
Failure to Adjust

A history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy.