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.

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

UN Reviews Development Goals, But Again Ignores Population Growth

UN sustainability goals should not overlook population growth centered in the poor, least developed countries
Joseph Chamie
September 22, 2015

New Delhi’s Soft Power Push

Under Modi, India cultivates and promotes soft power of Bollywood, Sanskrit, yoga and democracy
Harsh V. Pant
August 20, 2015

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