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.

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

Denying Imbalances, G20 Risks Chaos – Part III

G20 failure compounds financial woes, with consequences for every facet of globalization
Jonathan Fenby
November 9, 2011

Writing the Global Journey

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well
Salil Tripathi
September 12, 2011

Is France on Course to Bid Adieu to Globalization?

Démondialisation is a top issue in French presidential campaign with few rising to globalization’s defense
Pierre Haski
July 21, 2011

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Razing of Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Relocates Migrant Crisis

France still faces intrinsic problems on integrating refugees into French society
Noemie Bisserbe and Stacy Meichtry
November 1, 2016

The Decline of the West, and How to Stop It

Cooperation, needed more than ever before, is eroding
Javier Solana and Strobe Talbott
October 25, 2016

Is Globalization Sowing the Seeds of Its Own Undoing?

Nations must put the brakes on globalization – or risk more anger between haves and have-nots
Jay Ogilvy
October 14, 2016

World Bank Admits Some Have Lost Out From Free Trade

Globalization imposes uneven effects, and social supports are needed
Kamal Ahmed
October 12, 2016

Global Economic Growth “Sliding Back into the Morass”

Economists fear a backlash without push for investment, openness in global economy
Chris Giles
October 4, 2016

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