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.

Lessons on Globalization from India

Globalization requires the legitimacy only democracy can give
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
June 17, 2004

Globalization 3.0 Has Shrunk the World

Globalization of the individual is creating new opportunities and causing new pains
April 7, 2004

Transcript of 'Globalization 3.0 Has Shrunk the World to Size Tiny'

Transcript of Nayan Chanda's interview with the New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman.
Nayan Chanda
April 7, 2004

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

Globalization Is in Peril, Bankers Say

Institute of International Finance report calls for coordination on cross-border financial regulations
Peter Coy
December 10, 2014

Map of International Phone Calls Explains Globalization

DHL report suggests diasporas, with phone calls, drive global interaction
Tim Fernholz
November 12, 2014

The Not-So-Good News About the Border Crisis

The US tightens rules for Central American children seeking refugee status
Emily Schwartz Greco
November 10, 2014

Global Problem Solving Without the Globaloney

Most connections are still local, and global strategies are not necessary for every problem
Pankaj Ghemawat
October 29, 2014

Ebola: The Dark Side of Globalization

Health care, education, good governance in faraway nations mean security for all
Trond Undheim
October 21, 2014