An aerial view of workers at a factory in one of Kenya’s export processing zones near the capital Nairobi.
Africa needs to learn from the experiences of others who have negotiated free trade pacts. In particular it needs to ensure its process is inclusive and does not pander to a few special interests.
Imagine a world in which the people of California and London shared common citizenship but needed a visa to go to Florida or Cornwall.
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo
Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
Happy new year.
Where do we go from here? After a dramatic year, we look ahead to some key economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.
There are two competing visions for Australia’s future, argues former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd writes of Australia having lost its national bearings and being powerless to act to find its way in the world.
Delegates in conference at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The misconceived perception that decisions made by a few elites are good for all could potentially foment resentment by ordinary African citizens against regionalism.
Anti-WTO protesters in Seattle, 1999.
Seattle Municipal Archives via Wikimedia Commons
As the world pulls up its drawbridges, it's time to revive the ideas of a remarkable and unfairly derided movement.
You might feel small, but there are plenty of ways you can make a more positive contribution to the world.
Voting for what’s best for them?
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It's time to reconsider economists' idea of rationality in the wake of Trump's election.
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
Trade bashing is a well-established practice among US presidential candidates. The difference with Trump is that he may actually deliver on his rhetoric.
Trump won because his supporters no longer believe incremental change can deliver for them.
Through reframing issues, strong leaders can adopt and promote strongly humanitarian policies toward issues such as refugees.
In a globalised world, the credibility of the birthright lottery as grounds for excluding people from protection may be diminishing.
Those who are most likely to be interested in protectionism and curbing immigration are not necessarily the ones who are most vulnerable economically.
How can we explain that wealth is associated with protectionism and support for populist leaders?
Americans’ ignorance about Africa persists despite efforts by presidents Kennedy and Obama to forge stronger ties with the continent.
The time has come for developed nations to eliminate the large pockets of ignorance which exist in their societies about Africa and other peoples. Globalisation demands that people think differently.
Globalisation facilitates technology entrepreneurship.
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Globalisation still has the potential to deliver good – via entrepreneurship.
The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.
Australia is keen to gain greater market access to Asia’s food, wine and dairy markets.
Australia should look to India rather than the US Congress to secure its next regional trade win.
China’s reserves of foreign currency mean that it is also reliant on globalisation to a certain extent.
How Hwee Young/EPA
If the world starts to restrict trade and crack down on foreign investment, it will affect China's growth, which will in turn affect the world.
Japan astounded the world with its economic performance for decades.
One thing became dramatically apparent in the economic sphere following the Cold War: capitalism was ubiquitous, but it looked very different in Japan, Germany, the US and China.