Recent YaleGlobal Articles

Guo Liang
November 18, 2002
Why would the Communist Party, which attempts to censor all media in China, allow and even encourage Chinese citizens to surf the internet? So that people can explore the world, of course! Helping Chinese people learn about the world is the big goal, according to President Jiang Zemin. But the...
Michael Richardson
November 17, 2002
World fisheries are suffering. With huge fishing fleets subsidized by governments, ineffective or non-existent multi-lateral agreements to control overfishing, and rampant piracy, the world’s oceans are not merely overfished, they are being laid bare. Add new technology that allows fishers to trawl...
Walid Mougayar
October 11, 2002
When TV manufacturers outsource their products along a global supply chain, they create a win-win-win situation. The manufacturers have lower costs, the consumers have cheaper TV sets, and the sets are better made. Standardization of parts, economies of scale and lower transportation costs have...
Aparisim Ghosh
October 10, 2002
Globalization is an older phenomenon than many people realize. In the early 1400's, the Chinese emperor set about building trade ties between his Ming dynasty China and other peoples in Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. Under the guidance of Admiral Zheng He, massive fleets plied the...
October 4, 2002
In a wide-sweeping question and answer session following a speech at Yale University, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan emphasized that peace and security in the international order were the responsibility of all nations, not only the US. The UN Security Council was charged with this...
Kofi Annan
October 1, 2002
In an address at Yale University, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, made a forceful appeal to the developed world to work towards an inclusive globalization. He said the world had no choice. “Either we help the outsiders in a globalized world out of a sense of moral...
David Dapice
September 26, 2002
Globalization is not an inevitable, irreversible trend. With the destruction of World War I, increasingly integrated global economic structures began to unravel, collapsing during the Great Depression of the early 20th century. Our more recent era of globalization faces two major threats -...
Nayan Chanda
December 5, 2001