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.

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

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