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 New Vocabulary for Trade

The world is not "flat," writes Jagdish Bhagwati, it is "kaleidoscopic"
Jagdish Bhagwati
August 4, 2005

Global Revolution

The rules are being rewritten in the third wave of globalization
Arindam Bhattacharya
July 19, 2005

France Grapples with Globalization

The French struggle to balance tradition with globalization
Sushma Ramchandran
July 19, 2005

The World Is Still Round

Though some engineering jobs and data centers have moved to India and China, the process may be exaggerated
Robert J. Samuelson
July 21, 2005

Africa Should Follow China Online

Africa lags far behind Asia in online commerce, but there are plenty of ways in which it could catch up
David Bowen
July 12, 2005