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.

The Strategic Straitjacket of Globalization

Under conditions of growing interdependence, national interests are redefined and conflict made prohibitively costly
Banning Garrett
February 11, 2004

A Rising New Force in World Public Opinion

Under the umbrella of the World Social Forum, a variety of dissidents from all over the world have begun to assert themselves
Immanuel Wallerstein
January 28, 2004


Taking It to the Streets

Corruption obstructs India’s role in global leadership
Nayan Chanda
September 14, 2011

The Great Failure of Globalization

European and US leaders refuse to acknowledge the cause for economic decline
Jeffrey Sachs
August 24, 2011

Globalization Has Role in This Double Whammy

Anxiety builds over growing financial, social and skill imbalances
Simon Nixon
August 12, 2011

Beyond Debt Woes, A Wider Crisis of Globalization?

Quick fixes lead to imbalances, unsustainable systems and loss of trust
Peter Apps
August 8, 2011

Of Reversing Globalization

France’s ultra right wing has found a new slogan, de-globalize, but it’s easier said than done
Nayan Chanda
August 2, 2011