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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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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