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.

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

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution

Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for both US and Cuba
Patricia Alejandro
July 23, 2015

When Christian Power Was Arrayed Against a Judeo-Muslim Ideology

Judeo-Muslim multicultural bonds were tested by Christian Portuguese rulers in 16th century India
Jonathan Gil Harris
July 30, 2015

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How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

The developed world has lost its confidence
Harold Sirkin
December 23, 2016

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

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