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.

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

'We must build a global social system' – Bill Clinton

In an interview, former US President Bill Clinton offers ideas for the Middle East and other issues
November 19, 2003

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Guess What Else Climate Change Hurts? Globalization

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

The Rise of Manufacturing Marks the Fall of Globalization

Robotics could usher in an era of efficient regionalization
Rebecca Keller
June 10, 2016

The New Backlash Against Globalization

New travel trends may contribute to lack of trust and fear of immigrants
Harold James
June 9, 2016

New Attack Reported by Swift Global Bank Network

Bank robbers trick banks into sending money online and then cover tracks
Michael Corkery
May 13, 2016

Is Globalization Really Fueling Populism?

Voters cannot trust candidates who suggest fixes to global challenges are fast, easy and obvious
Daniel Gros
May 9, 2016

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