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.

A Fair Globalization: Creating Opportunities for All

ILO commission calls for an "urgent rethink" of current policies and institutions of global governance
February 24, 2004

Poppy Barons on the 'Speed' Boat

As the opium story comes to an end, Myanmar's synthetic drugs are ready to flood the region
Larry Jagan
February 16, 2004

An Alliance of Values

Reaping globalization’s opportunities is impossible without respect for one other’s faith
Tony Blair
December 24, 2008

The End of a Gilded Age

Organizations are discovering that fewer managers and administrators result in better processes and products
Harold James
January 6, 2009

"No Country, No Matter How Powerful…Can Control the Forces of Globalization on Its Own"

Inclusive global governance, cooperation and a new mindset are needed to resolve economic crisis and other problems
Kofi A. Annan
January 27, 2009