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.

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

Double Jeopardy: Russia Strives to Reintegrate With the West

Russia strayed from globalization, and the West can help encourage the nation to return to the fold
Ashkhen Kazaryan
November 24, 2015

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

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