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.

What Should the White House Do About Globalization

The next US president must convince Americans that globalization need not be feared
William Holstein
July 17, 2008

We Have to Make Globalization Work for All

Reforms of the trade and financial systems are imperative
Joseph Stiglitz
October 17, 2003

Protests Greet Yet Another WTO Meeting

Globalization's opponents and proponents should find common ground.
Pranab Bardhan
September 8, 2003

Superclass and the Inequity of Globalization

To ensure world stability, a private sector–dominated superclass driving globalization needs reining in
David Rothkopf
May 14, 2008

Why Globalization Is in Trouble – Part I

Job loss and worry about identity make the West reconsider the value of trade and immigration
Branko Milanovic
August 29, 2006

Unpopular Globalization: Why So Many Are Opposed

Blaming globalization for workforce anxiety in the US and Europe is misguided
David Dapice
February 2, 2006

The Losers of Deglobalization

US and UK leaders fail to heed history’s lessons on the benefits of globalization
Pierpaolo Barbieri
November 22, 2016

Donald Trump and the Coming Test of International Order

International order rests on alliances, an open global economy, and liberal institutions
Uri Friedman
November 21, 2016

How Donald Trump Can Fight Globalization

Cross-border trade has already slowed, and that could be part of the problem
Chris Matthews
November 18, 2016

Goodbye Globalization

Bulk of revenues for US multinationals like Apple, Intel, Exxon, Boeing comes from overseas
Matt Phillips
November 16, 2016

Razing of Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Relocates Migrant Crisis

France still faces intrinsic problems on integrating refugees into French society
Noemie Bisserbe and Stacy Meichtry
November 1, 2016