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 Book Review: Bound Together

The history of globalization examines how traders, preachers, adventurers and warriors shaped globalization
Paul Freedman
May 17, 2007

Globalization Won't Stop

Countries may join globalization at a speed they deem best suited to their interests
Tom Friedman
February 3, 2003

Fawlty Globalisation

Migrants who help create prosperity cannot be kept away from the table
M.J. Akbar
March 6, 2003

China's Win-Win Globalization

For China, embracing globalization means a greater commitment to regional security in East Asia
Michael Yahuda
February 19, 2003

Flattening World Challenges Imagination

Global climate change intensified by globalization will create new types of jobs, says Thomas Friedman
April 13, 2007

Wolfowitz Saga Exposes Structural Flaws of the World Bank

The apathy of some international players hints at the decreasing relevance of global institutions
Devesh Kapur
May 15, 2007

Globalization’s Last Gasp

Trade has slowed, but financial regulations have deterred riskiest forms of international finance
Barry Eichengreen
November 23, 2016

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