What do you think about the hypothesis that globalization makes a "strong" economy the hostage of its own success?
What do I mean by that?. Two countries deal with each other for a long time. One of them ("A") has very strong economy - it is very influential, has solid economic fundamentals, exports lots of goods, generates innovations, etc. The second one ("B") is struggling with some economic problems and starting to become more radical, autocratic and populistic.
Then "B" demands that "A" (and any other strong countries) must listen him as he is "too big" to collapse and keeps the region "safe" - and can generally do whatever he wants and nobody can do anything to stop it, in his goals and independence. "B" says that any "bad behavior" of "A" (and any other strong countries) may start the next global crisis (immigration increase, debt problems, military conflicts, etc.). As "A" wants to keep its economy rising and reduce any chances of problems, it seems that "B" has started to dictate the rules.
P.S. Both countries have similar sizes, GDP per capita ratio are around 4:1 (A:B).