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.

How a Soothing Drink Changed Fortunes and Incited Protests

Tea’s history reveals globalization’s best and worst sides – trade, prosperity, migration and war
Farok J. Contractor
March 9, 2011

Once a Winner, China Sees Globalization’s Downside – Part I

China’s giant export engine, built with foreign investment and currency controls, now faces the music
David Dapice
October 11, 2010

China Discovers World Expo Is No Olympics

World’s Fairs are no longer a big draw for global audiences
Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
August 17, 2010

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

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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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