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.

'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

China’s Rumble With Globalization – Part II

The nation cannot build a wall against the challenges facing the rest of the globe
Jonathan Fenby
July 24, 2008

New Energy Frontiers Expand Global Connections – Part I

The world’s rural poor impatiently await electricity that brings business and communication opportunities
Adriana Valencia
August 14, 2008

Security and Prosperity in the 21st Century

‘Cooperate with others whenever we can and act alone only if we have to'
William J. Clinton
November 10, 2003

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

Barron’s: Don’t Give Up on Globalization

Joseph Quinlan
April 20, 2017

The Heights: How Globalization Changes Law

Katherine Murphy
February 20, 2017

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