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 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

Challenges for China at Sixty – Part II

Although cagey about its internal affairs, China tells others what to do
Frank Ching
September 28, 2009

Fierce Democratic Struggle Shapes Globalization

The tale of locating a Nano car factory reveals how change in India requires consensus
Salil Tripathi
November 19, 2008


The Presidential Candidates Get Globalization All Wrong

High debt in the United States triggers other economic problems
Robert J. Samuelson
July 18, 2016

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