A Q&A With The Globalist
are answers to some frequently
What is The Globalist?
Globalist is a magazine that presents daily features on the most
sweeping and important story of our time: globalization. As part
of its mission, The Globalist also hosts an independent, non-partisan
think tank — The Globalist Research Center. The Globalist Research
Center is dedicated to democratizing global economic thinking.
How long has The Globalist been in existence?
Richter founded The Globalist in January 2000 as an independent
media project to further the dialogue on globalization. Since then,
it has grown into one of the premier daily sources of insight into
the vast changes gripping the global economy, politics and culture.
Who owns The Globalist?
Globalist grew out of TransAtlantic Futures Inc. — a Washington-based
global strategy, media, research and education firm founded by The
Globalist's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Stephan Richter in 1985.
While TransAtlantic Futures' primary focus was the relationship
between the United States and Europe, The Globalist was founded
to pursue the saga of profound global economic change in a more
comprehensive way — taking in all of the world's continents and
Who reads The Globalist?
Globalist is regularly visited by tens of thousands of people from
over 120 countries around the world on a regular basis. We believe
that anybody with a keen sense of curiosity and openness to diverse
viewpoints will find our content interesting and illuminating.
Why do people read The Globalist?
from the responses that we get from our readers, there are many
reasons that people read The Globalist. Some readers are concerned
about the vast economic changes triggered by globalization
and they value our web site's focus on breaking it down one story
at a time. Students at universities all over the world value The
Globalist for its research and analysis of the globalization process.
Increasingly, articles on our web site assigned by college professors
as required reading.
Are articles from The Globalist online only or do they appear
track record in media around the world includes appearances in over
60 publications in well over 20 countries. Countries where our articles
have been published include the United States, Mexico, Chile, Japan,
France, Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Great Britain,
Spain, Hungary, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Slovakia — to
mention but a few. Our work has appeared in leading print publications
such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,
Foreign Affairs, Le Monde, Les Echos, Singapore Straits Times, Die
Welt, Sankei Shimbun and El Mercurio. (See also our Media
Has The Globalist been featured in broadcast media as well?
of The Globalist's editorial team have also appeared on leading
radio and television programs, including CNN, the BBC, Deutsche
Welle, CBC, Marketplace Radio, CNBC, the News Hour With Jim Lehrer
and many others.
Does The Globalist have a position on globalization?
short, we don't have one simple take on such a complex process.
In fact, many of the people that we'd describe as "globalists"
— those who take a keen interest in the global economy, politics
and culture and are both curious and open to discussion about globalization
— also have not formed strong opinions one way or the other. Some
are staunchly in favor of globalization — and others are staunch
foes. By offering differing points of view, The Globalist's editorial
team hopes to expand and deepen the discussion on this crucial topic
and to help readers make up their mind with a regular flow
of fresh ideas.
Is The Globalist truly multicultural in its worldview?
And we take great pains to achieve this. Though we are based in
Washington, D.C., we have a multicultural staff and a list of contributors
that ranges across continents. But more than this, we believe that
unlike many of the world's premier institutions — which argue from
the basis of advancing the often narrow interests of one particular
nation — we endeavor to stay free of any particular national identity
or interest. We tell many different kinds of stories, and we analyze
and include varied perspectives and views on our web site.
What special challenges does The Globalist face in writing for a
the greatest challenges is language. As a truly "global"
publication, we adhere to no nation's implied value system. Thus,
we attempt to write in "Global English" — rendering complex
issues in a concise and readable style that will be familiar to
all speakers of English — without oversimplifying them in the process.
Does The Globalist ever translate its stories into other languages?
produce all of our features in English. Yet, we are happy to observe
that stories from The Globalist do regularly appear in many countries'
national media — including many newspapers and magazines that publish
in languages other than English. When such texts appear, we do make
them available on the web site. We are also been developing a growing
list of syndication partners.
Why does The Globalist publish only one new feature every day?
the core, we aim to provide a context for globalization — and provoking
innovative thoughts about it. We also examine the premises and fallacies
of conventional wisdom about this pervasive global process. We believe
that this is best accomplished not by lengthy special reports
or by piles of many stories to be read at one time. Rather, we prefer
publishing one new story every day that has lasting value. In short,
we are not trying to give answers. Rather, we lay out before you
the results of the questions that intrigue us. Ultimately, we are
putting together a mosaic of our view of globalization — a feature
at a time. We are determined to compose a broader picture of the
globalization process for our readers by publishing features that
are educational, stimulating — and thought provoking as well.
How does The Globalist decide what stories it will cover on any
are many factors that go into the decision to post a story on a
particular day. At times, one particular issue will dominate the
headlines — and The Globalist will present a unique perspective
on it. In general, we aim to be ahead of the curve, offering a thorough
diagnosis or view on an issue that will be in the news only weeks
or months after we have written about it.
How can I best navigate the content on The Globalist?
are a number of reader-friendly ways for you to find articles of
interest on our web site. First, we aggregate our content via our
home page — which places a great emphasis on timely features and
reflections on current events. The stories that we feature prominently
in our daily update are those that we believe are of the highest
interest to our readership on any given day. Second, we categorize
our articles in individual web communities that encompass geographic
regions and particular topics. Third, we also gather material together
by the type of feature — fact sheets, quizzes, essays and opinion.
What elements make up The Globalist's daily home page?
Globalist publishes one full-length article every day. The web site
also features a new quote and fact each day — along with a nugget
of history that is tied to the date of publication. We also feature
extensive links to other online articles that our global readership
will find interesting.
How does The Globalist determine what other online news links to
include on each day's web site?
Globalist's editorial team scours the Internet for links to news
articles and commentary that may not appear on readers' radar screens.
Our News of the Day feature collects the best of these — from a
wide range of sources and perspectives.
Can you tell me more about The Globalist's web communities?
web communities on The Globalist aggregate selected features which
have appeared on our magazine on a given topic or region of the
world. They are updated frequently. These web community pages offer
readers a chance to consider the complexities of a given region
or issue at greater length.
When I see the byline "The Globalist," who exactly is
Globalist's team of intercultural writers and editors specialize
in the areas of economic, financial and political communications
and research. By training, we are journalists, historians, economists,
lawyers, technologists and political scientists.
When does The Globalist update its content?
update our content once a day, seven days a week. The Globalist
is updated with the next day's contents at 12 a.m. Eastern Standard
Time in the United States.
Do you get many responses to articles that are posted on The Globalist?
certainly do. Some of these responses disagree strongly with articles
that we write — or those written by our numerous outside contributors.
A number of them agree with our viewpoint on a given issue. We are
happy to receive all of them.
What if I want to respond to an article on The Globalist?
the best way is to use the link placed at the end of every article
that we publish — inviting comments or questions about our features.
For more general inquiries, readers can send an e-mail to [email protected].
What if I want to contribute to The Globalist?
are also always seeking new writers to add to our growing team of
contributors. If you are interested in becoming a contributor to
The Globalist, please consult our writing