Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the individual, the family, the nation, and the world. Exchanges and interconnections are as old as human history itself, as people moved around the globe in search of opportunity and spreading new ideas. Pessimists view increased interdependence as a terribly destructive trend for communities and culture, while optimists envision a diverse and better life for all. The word “globalization” itself describes an endless range of interactions, both deliberate and accidental. Unforeseen consequences can emerge sometimes decades later. Steady cooperation rather than conflict is in order as global integration continues to influence nearly every aspect of modern life.

Wanted: Equal Opportunity Globalization

Populists blame Asia’s high growth rates for economic woes rather than policies that reinforce inequality at home
Branko Milanovic
November 29, 2016

Russia Wants to Remake Globalization in Its Own Image

Globalization is under assault, claims Russia, from a Western-dominated world order with benefits limited to a few
Richard Weitz
November 24, 2016

Unlike the West, India and China Embrace Globalization

Pew Global Attitudes Survey: Indians, Chinese are content with growing integration of their nations into world economy
Bruce Stokes
October 18, 2016

UN Secretary-General Must Manage Trilateral Divergences Over Globalization

UN success rests in commitment to common values, but China, Russia and the US differ on globalization
Richard Weitz
October 13, 2016

Globalization’s Angst and the “Brexit” Vote

More truth-telling is needed in a complex world where the disgruntled try to cherry-pick among regulations, globalization
Farok J. Contractor
June 28, 2016

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