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.

Slumdog Paradox

Every city, every nation, has its riches and flaws – and globalization exposes them all
Sadanand Dhume
February 4, 2009

A Rising New Force in World Public Opinion

Under the umbrella of the World Social Forum, a variety of dissidents from all over the world have begun to assert themselves
Immanuel Wallerstein
January 28, 2004

The Strategic Straitjacket of Globalization

Under conditions of growing interdependence, national interests are redefined and conflict made prohibitively costly
Banning Garrett
February 11, 2004

The Great Backlash

Frustrated by economic stagnation, voters rally around extreme, populist
Nouriel Roubini
June 4, 2014

Status in the New Asia

In mass, consumers and producers pursue the unique, custom and rare
Roger Cohen
May 14, 2014

The Rise of Asia Means You Need Different Style of Leadership

Winning companies will be led by diverse collaborators
Rick Lash
April 29, 2014

Globalization Responsible for Factory Tragedy

Fashion firms shift orders to low-regulation countries
Grahame Lucas
April 28, 2014

Testing Times for Globalization

Anti-immigration policies do not solve challenges of inequality, corruption or unsustainability
Nayan Chanda
April 21, 2014