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.

Globalization From the Heart of Eurasia

Could quest by Kazakhstan’s president for regional and global integration improve policies at home?
Richard Weitz
February 29, 2012

Through the Eyes of Asia’s Tiger Cubs

The Asian Challenge 2020’s young essayists fervently believe that life can only get better
Mark L. Clifford
February 20, 2012

France Deals With Globalization Crisis – Part II

National economies can thrive by pursuing quality and resisting made-in-my-country labels
Alain Renaudin
January 27, 2012

France Deals With Globalization Crisis – Part I

Europe and China must cooperate – negotiating on monetary and industrial policy, honing skills
Pierre-Noel Giraud
January 24, 2012

Global Implications of China’s Challenges – Part I

Many of China’s challenges center on rising expectations in the face of increasing competition
Thomas Fingar
January 16, 2012

A Global Consensus to Rise and Occupy

Protesters around the globe connect, lashing out at inequality, cronyism and dysfunctional governments
Laurence Brahm
December 15, 2011

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How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

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

Globalization’s Last Gasp

Trade has slowed, but financial regulations have deterred riskiest forms of international finance
Barry Eichengreen
November 23, 2016

The Losers of Deglobalization

US and UK leaders fail to heed history’s lessons on the benefits of globalization
Pierpaolo Barbieri
November 22, 2016

Donald Trump and the Coming Test of International Order

International order rests on alliances, an open global economy, and liberal institutions
Uri Friedman
November 21, 2016

How Donald Trump Can Fight Globalization

Cross-border trade has already slowed, and that could be part of the problem
Chris Matthews
November 18, 2016

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