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.

Denying Imbalances, G20 Risks Chaos – Part III

G20 failure compounds financial woes, with consequences for every facet of globalization
Jonathan Fenby
November 9, 2011

Writing the Global Journey

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well
Salil Tripathi
September 12, 2011

Is France on Course to Bid Adieu to Globalization?

Démondialisation is a top issue in French presidential campaign with few rising to globalization’s defense
Pierre Haski
July 21, 2011

Bound to Fail

Interconnectedness dooms nations and their arbitrary borders
Bo Ekman
May 31, 2011

The Politics of Globalization

Government can balance competition with social protections, controlling globalization
Peter Mandelson
April 8, 2011

In a Borderless World, Innovation Reigns Supreme

As innovation slows, the source for the next wave of good jobs remains unknown
Ashok Bardhan
April 4, 2011