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Review: Trade can bring war

By Guest Contributor
January 9, 2015

Intimate commercial relations do not bring international peace, as James Macdonald demonstrates in his discussion of WW1. Striving for autarky is worse. “When Globalization Fails” argues that a trusted global hegemon reduces conflicts. America’s relative decline looks ominous.

Trade should leave China and India both winners

December 14, 2010

Decades of mistrust haven't stopped China and India's trade from tripling in the past five years. Now China wants to restart free trade talks when Premier Wen Jiabao visits New Delhi later this week. India has long resisted such an agreement. Yet more open trade should leave both sides winners.