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.

The Indians Are Comin’

Can India make the leap from global economic success story to world superpower?
Sanjeev Srivastava
May 10, 2004

Hollywood Meets Bollywood as India's Movies Go Global

India and the US filmmakers eye each other's markets
Nandini Lakshman
February 24, 2009

Quiet Revolution: Can Globalization Help Women Out of Traditional Roles?

Impoverished women discover hope in a fast-changing world
Barbara Supp
February 11, 2009

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