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 World at Play: Soccer Takes on Globalization

The game offers lessons for managing movement of talented professionals around the world
Branko Milanovic
June 15, 2010

Taming Globalization? Kebabs, Mini-Skirts and Meth – Part II

Facing economic crisis, politicians take refuge in food and sartorial patriotism
Ilaria Maria Sala
May 20, 2010

Taming Globalization? Kebabs, Mini-Skirts and Meth – Part I

Young Iranians oppose mullahs by embracing the good and bad of Western ways
Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E.B. Choksy
May 18, 2010

Dealing With Disasters in a Connected World

New IT tools instantly link rescuers, victims and fundraisers
S.L. Bachman
May 10, 2010

Globalization in Trouble – Part II

Will tough economic times make developed nations shy away from globalization?
David Dapice
February 15, 2010

Globalization in Trouble – Part I

Lack of equitable burden-sharing could undermine free trade
Bernard K. Gordon
February 12, 2010


Brexit Won’t Stop Globalization

History shows the most successful nations embraced globalization
Michael Schuman
July 15, 2016

The Impossibility of a “LatAmExit”

Latin America and other regions should not pat themselves on the back for avoiding integration
Patricio Navia
July 8, 2016

Don’t Write the Obit on Globalization

Other nations will rush to overtake Britain in global affairs
Nayan Chanda
July 5, 2016

Brexit Is a Rejection of Globalization

Political leaders and citizens must unite to repair, not trash troubled systems
Larry Elliott
June 27, 2016

Guess What Else Climate Change Hurts? Globalization

Volatile weather causes billions in damages, and productivity declines with rising temperatures
Eric Roston
June 15, 2016