Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Paris Attacks: The Global Consequences

Cosmopolitan cities are both vulnerable and resilient against terror
Gideon Rachman
November 16, 2015

Not Just Paris: Why Is Beirut's Brutal Terrorist Attack Ignored?

Regarding some violence as routine is a threat for global security
Anna Lekas Miller
November 16, 2015

Hotspots: Europe Debates Initial Reception Centers for Refugees

Some EU members like Italy fear the centers could become long-term holding centers
Peter Müller
November 4, 2015

China Abandons One-Child Policy

The announcement lifted stock prices for foreign firms that make baby products
October 29, 2015

Islamic Group Blocked From Building “Britain's Biggest Mosque” in London

Strict sect opposes Muslim integration with non-Muslims
Andrew Gilligan
October 28, 2015