Globalization

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Is This the End of Globalization?

The world was already breaking apart. The coronavirus pandemic accelerates the trend.

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A Most Lonely Union

The EU is a creature of multilateralism. Can it survive in a deglobalized world?

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How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself

Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

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The Ugly End of Chimerica

The coronavirus pandemic has turned a conscious uncoupling into a messy breakup.

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Britain’s Post-Brexit Identity Crisis

Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.

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The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Globalization is heading for the ICU, and other foreign-policy insights into the nature of the growing international crisis.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum on Jan. 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coferini/AFP/Getty Images)

Davos Has Learned to Fake Populism

The world’s most powerful economic elites are using anti-globalist rhetoric to help turbocharge globalization—and enrich themselves.

Finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-20 meet in Berlin on Nov. 20, 2004. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)

Globalization’s Government Turns 10

For a decade, the G-20 has provided the nondemocratic oversight the global economy deserves.

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Then They Came for the Lawyers

Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.

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First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.

Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.

Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court following the women's singles semi-finals on the tenth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

David Cameron Didn’t Just Sell Out to China

China’s global economic ambitions require help, and it’s entirely appropriate for the United Kingdom to offer it.

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Three Cheers for Globalism!

An unabashed defense of the Trump administration’s favorite object of ire.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Are We on the Verge of a Full-On Trade War With China?

China was once a cheerleader for Trump. But now that the president is singing a different tune, that could quickly change.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 18:  Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building on February 18, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Most of Europe's 28 member state leaders are gathering in Brussels to take part in a crucial summit and vote on British Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to renegotiate the terms of Britain's membership in the EU, namely proposals to limit benefits for migrant workers. A referendum on whether Great Britain will stay in or leave the European Union is to be held before the end of 2017, though many expect it to take place in June this year.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Europe Is the West’s Last Defense Against Populism

A sizable bloc of voters across Western democracies sense that they are on the losing end of globalization – and want to defect from it.

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Davos Man Has No Clothes

The World Economic Forum’s annual celebration of global capitalism once represented the inevitable arc of human progress. No longer.

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.”

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Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017

New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive.

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It’s the Globalization, Stupid

Don’t blame low working-class wages or the financial crisis for the populist wave that produced Trump and Brexit. The data show the tide started decades ago.

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Poll: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Trade Talk Isn’t Actually Very Popular

Trump's message plays well with his base but gains little traction with the broader electorate.