Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Number of Workers per Retiree Declines Worldwide

Government policies must address a declining potential support ratio, workers to retirees, to promote economic and social well-being
Joseph Chamie
December 22, 2015

ISIS Rampage: A Threat to Cultural Heritage That Belongs to All

The world must find ways to intervene and protect antiquities when nation-states cannot do so
James Cuno
November 26, 2015

Double Jeopardy: Russia Strives to Reintegrate With the West

Russia strayed from globalization, and the West can help encourage the nation to return to the fold
Ashkhen Kazaryan
November 24, 2015

Pacific Trade Deal Needs to Harmonize With Sustainable Development Goals

Transpacific Partnership boosts UN Sustainable Development Goals in some ways and undermines them in others
Shuaihua Wallace Cheng
October 22, 2015

Rise of Minority Muslim Population Poses Challenge to India’s Democracy

India, poised to have the most Muslims by 2050, grapples to control resentment and lack of opportunities
Riaz Hassan
October 8, 2015

Pakistan Keen to Keep Ties with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Open for trade, Iran may test two rivalries – its own with Saudi Arabia, another between Pakistan and India
Debalina Ghoshal
October 1, 2015

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What the Latest Standardized School Tests Tell Us

Education contributes to economic prosperity for individuals and societies
Karin Klein
December 9, 2016

Forget Fake News on Facebook – The Real Filter Bubble Is You

Banning fake news is censorship, and the internet remains a resource for fact-checking
Will Self
November 29, 2016

League of Nationalists

Leaders talk tough about outsiders, but the controls could spread throughout society
November 25, 2016

Donald Trump and the Coming Test of International Order

International order rests on alliances, an open global economy, and liberal institutions
Uri Friedman
November 21, 2016

The Age of Pain

Social distress contributes to populism and governments must address systemic causes
William Davies
November 15, 2016

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