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.

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

Will Japan Emerge from its Shell? – Part I

Climate change is a good platform for Japan’s greater global intercourse
Edward J. Lincoln
February 3, 2010

China and Google: Searching for Trouble – Part II

Advantage China for now, but it can’t stop the march of globalization
Jeffrey Garten
January 21, 2010

Brazil: Dances with Dragon

China's soft-power drive combined with economic interest opens new doors in Brazil
Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa
December 1, 2009

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Globalization Goes National

Emerging economies find prosperity in lifting internal barriers to trade, mobility
Tyler Cowen
September 16, 2016

The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lesson in Globalization

Maine town juggles trade with China, the EU and Turkey
James Fallows
September 12, 2016

G20 Must Address the Anti-Globalization Undercurrent to Stay Relevant

Global finance reforms are needed to increase security and transparency – or populism will spread
Peter Drysdale
September 2, 2016

The End of Globalization? International Security Implications

Technology is reducing jobs and need for long supply chains – national security policies must adjust
T.X. Hammes
August 5, 2016

The Bell of Globalization Cannot Be Un-Rung

The disgruntled use global connections as a scapegoat
Phillip Lohaus
July 29, 2016

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