Why do some countries fear increasing economic interdependence?
Countries may fear increasing economic interdependence for several reasons. One fear is that if another country's economy declines, it will affect all the interdependent countries.
There are several possible reasons why some countries fear increasing economic independence. One possible reason is the fear that another country will gain influence over them. You can learn more at http://bss.sfsu.edu/jmoss/resources/635_pdf/No_07_Dunn.pdf.