Globalization

The Coming Global Technology Fracture

2020-09-11

The international trade regime we now have, expressed in the rules of the World Trade Organization and other agreements, is not of this world...

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Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

2020-07-29

One must hope that China and the United States will eventually arrive at an understanding that great-power competition does not preclude cooperation to resolve major global challenges.

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A Better Globalization

2020-07-23

Globalization has given rise to legitimate frustrations and concerns, which can’t be assuaged simply by recalling the enormous benefits it has brought.

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Less Globalization, More Multilateralism

2020-06-14

While some degree of deglobalization may be desirable today, this process also carries grave risks, from skyrocketing production costs to geopolitical conflict.

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A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold

2020-05-31

Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy...

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The International Order After COVID-19

2020-04-28

At first blush, the coronavirus pandemic seems likely to corroborate the argument for deeper international cooperation to confront shared global challenges. But crises tend to intensify and accelerate preexisting trends – in this case, the rise of anti-gl

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The Moral Crisis of the Pandemic

2020-04-20

COVID-19 has intensified our dependence on local communities, and we are riveted by stories of community resilience in the face of an unseen peril.

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Will COVID-19 Remake the World?

2020-04-13

No one should expect the pandemic to alter – much less reverse – tendencies that were evident before the crisis. Neoliberalism will continue its slow death, populist autocrats will become even more authoritarian, and the left will continue to struggle to

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Listening to the Pandemic

2020-03-20

The COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity to call some of the political mistakes of recent years by their name and adjust our trajectory according to the compass of reality.

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What COVID-19 Means for International Cooperation

2020-03-10

A clear parallel between the growing COVID-19 pandemic and climate change is emerging. In particular, both phenomena highlight the need for much closer forward-looking international cooperation to reduce and manage global threats.

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A Pandemic of Deglobalization?

2020-03-03

At this stage, there is no telling how bad the COVID-19 epidemic will become before the contagion subsides or an effective, widely available vaccine is rolled out.

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How the IMF Can Battle Gradual Irrelevance

2019-11-24

The convening power of the IMF and the World Bank is unquestionably strong, if not unique. Every year, their annual meetings attract top economic and financial officials from more than 180 countries

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The End of Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of History

2019-11-09

For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries alike promised that neoliberal policies would lead to faster economic growth, and that the benefits would trickle down so that everyone

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Planetary Thinking

2019-08-29

As policymakers, academics, and activists prepare for next months United Nations climate summit in New York

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Islamophobia Embraced As Anti-Globalization Tool – OpEd

2019-08-26

Nationalist populists rely on fake news, special interests and us-versus them narratives – targeting Muslims as scapegoats and ignoring larger challenges like climate change.

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Power and Interdependence in the Trump Era

2019-07-07

US President Donald Trump has been accused of weaponizing economic globalization. Sanctions, tariffs, and the restriction of access to dollars have been major instruments of his foreign policy, and he has been unconstrained by allies, institutions, or rul

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Truly Taking Back Control

2019-03-28

When people are more able to shape their own futures, they are less likely to be convinced that others are to blame for their plight.

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A Year to Act

2019-01-08

t has been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and despite significant progress toward improving life expectancy and boosting incomes around the world

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Nationalism Will Go Bankrupt

2018-06-23

The opposite of populist nationalism is not globalist elitism; it is economic realism. And in the end, countries such as Britain, the United States

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The Two Backlashes against Globalization

2017-10-12

Nowadays globalization is inescapable

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Lessons from the Anti-Globalists

2017-05-04

protectionists and advocates of “illiberal democracy” are on the rise in many other countries

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Globalization for Everyone

2016-09-20

Every aspect of globalization – free trade, free movement of capital, and international migration – is under attack

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Globalization and its New Discontents

2016-08-07

Now, globalization’s opponents in the emerging markets and developing countries have been joined by tens of millions in the advanced countries

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