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.

Security and Prosperity in the 21st Century

‘Cooperate with others whenever we can and act alone only if we have to'
William J. Clinton
November 10, 2003

China’s Rumble With Globalization – Part II

The nation cannot build a wall against the challenges facing the rest of the globe
Jonathan Fenby
July 24, 2008

New Energy Frontiers Expand Global Connections – Part I

The world’s rural poor impatiently await electricity that brings business and communication opportunities
Adriana Valencia
August 14, 2008

We Have to Make Globalization Work for All

Reforms of the trade and financial systems are imperative
Joseph Stiglitz
October 17, 2003

What Should the White House Do About Globalization

The next US president must convince Americans that globalization need not be feared
William Holstein
July 17, 2008

Protests Greet Yet Another WTO Meeting

Globalization's opponents and proponents should find common ground.
Pranab Bardhan
September 8, 2003

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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

Globalization Is Changing, Not Going Into Reverse

Globalization slows without widespread benefits and public support
Minouche Shafik
April 14, 2016

China’s NGOs Go Global

Controls and close ties with the Chinese state may limit the NGOs’ influence
Reza Hasmath
March 23, 2016

Globalization Is More About Data and Less About Stuff

Over the past decade, growth in cross-border data flows has grown by a factor of 45
Susan Lund, James Manyika and Jacques Bughin
March 18, 2016

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