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.

Will Japan Emerge from its Shell? – Part I

Climate change is a good platform for Japan’s greater global intercourse
Edward J. Lincoln
February 3, 2010

China and Google: Searching for Trouble – Part II

Advantage China for now, but it can’t stop the march of globalization
Jeffrey Garten
January 21, 2010

Brazil: Dances with Dragon

China's soft-power drive combined with economic interest opens new doors in Brazil
Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa
December 1, 2009

Challenges for China at Sixty – Part II

Although cagey about its internal affairs, China tells others what to do
Frank Ching
September 28, 2009

Fierce Democratic Struggle Shapes Globalization

The tale of locating a Nano car factory reveals how change in India requires consensus
Salil Tripathi
November 19, 2008

'We must build a global social system' – Bill Clinton

In an interview, former US President Bill Clinton offers ideas for the Middle East and other issues
November 19, 2003

Fake Messiah: As Trump Withdraws From Globalization Stakes, Xi Steps In - But to What Avail?

Emerging economies might be skeptical about national leaders filling global leadership vacuum
Nayan Chanda
January 18, 2017

China Is the De Facto Leader of Globalization

Xi Jinping is ready to lead policies on shaping globalization and fighting climate change
Nathan Gardels
January 13, 2017

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability
Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy
January 10, 2017

Globalization Has Done a Lot of Great Things for Americans

Benefits include innovation and low prices
Panos Mourdoukoutas
January 4, 2017

How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

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