Could neo-nationalist leaders join hands across the world? Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Narendra Modi (India) in Goa, 2016.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
Destroying Chinese war junks by Edward Duncan.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
Donald Trump prioritises the nation-state and closed borders.
People are unhappy with the current state of affairs – but this is happening despite globalisation, not because of it.
U.S. residents in Mexico protest against President Donald Trump’s foreign policy towards Mexico.
Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
All the politicians and journalists claim to care about Stoke, but none of them live here.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Asia literacy became official government policy in 2008.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
The best way to sell someone a service or product is by speaking their language.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
The Conservatives may be willing to sacrifice what’s left of the UK’s beleaguered social model to maintain the City’s global status.
Technology will make things easier, but likely won’t replace the human touch.
The talk at the World Economic Forum was about technology killing white and blue collar jobs. What's to come will be decidedly old-fashioned. Our labour movements should be too.
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.