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.

Inequality Breeds Resistance to Globalization

Don’t blame globalization for inequality – but rather policies hijacked by a few
Pranab Bardhan
November 27, 2012

An American President in the Age of Globalization

The re-election of Barack Hussein Obama is dream to some, nightmare to others
Strobe Talbott
November 19, 2012

Mongolia in Globalization’s Chokehold

Mongolia exemplifies how rapid globalization reduces checks and balances, increases exploitation
Mark Juergensmeyer
October 19, 2012

Globalization From the Heart of Eurasia

Could quest by Kazakhstan’s president for regional and global integration improve policies at home?
Richard Weitz
February 29, 2012

Through the Eyes of Asia’s Tiger Cubs

The Asian Challenge 2020’s young essayists fervently believe that life can only get better
Mark L. Clifford
February 20, 2012

France Deals With Globalization Crisis – Part II

National economies can thrive by pursuing quality and resisting made-in-my-country labels
Alain Renaudin
January 27, 2012