Naval War College Review


Globalization and interconnected economies are topics of keen interest to me, both from my academic background and also from my position in interna- tional shipping. The container and advances in information technology, coevolv- ing with advances in business organization, are perhaps more than any other combination of factors responsible for trade as we know it today—characterized by disaggregated supply chains and trade focused on tasks, not goods—a topic explored in detail later.