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.

Italy and Japan: Troubled Twins of Globalization

In separate quests for beauty and perfection, Japanese and Italians are lulled into provincial trapt
Joji Sakurai
August 26, 2014

Tread With Caution in Highly Sensitive Burma

New connections for Burma introduce rapid change and could prompt backlash against globalization
David I. Steinberg
February 13, 2014

Countries Globalized But Education Lagging

For global society, nations and education must stress cultural interactions for competitive edge
Dominic Sachsenmaier
June 18, 2013

Horsing Around the Global Food Chain

Consumers, alarmed by mislabeled horsemeat, expect meticulous care of global food purveyors
Nayan Chanda
February 18, 2013

Nationalism Rises in Northeast Asia

Territorial fights menace prosperity in Japan, China, South Korea and global interdependence
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
January 4, 2013

Governance Falls Behind Globalization

Full benefits of globalization can’t be realized if leaders neglect global governance
Ernesto Zedillo
December 3, 2012

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Fake Messiah: As Trump Withdraws From Globalization Stakes, Xi Steps In - But to What Avail?

Emerging economies might be skeptical about national leaders filling global leadership vacuum
Nayan Chanda
January 18, 2017

China Is the De Facto Leader of Globalization

Xi Jinping is ready to lead policies on shaping globalization and fighting climate change
Nathan Gardels
January 13, 2017

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability
Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy
January 10, 2017

Globalization Has Done a Lot of Great Things for Americans

Benefits include innovation and low prices
Panos Mourdoukoutas
January 4, 2017

How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

The developed world has lost its confidence
Harold Sirkin
December 23, 2016

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