Globalization, that is the intensification of flow of information, capital, people, goods and services across the borders, has had great impact on our world in recent years. Today its complex influence with both negative and positive aspects is visible everywhere. The negative facets include the increasing gap between rich and poor countries and the increased ratio of poverty and hunger in the underdeveloped countries. The increased flow of people and products across political and geographic boundaries has also helped spread some of the deadlier diseases known to man. So it is probably fair to say that globalization has had an adverse impact on public health. It is absurd, though, to claim that globalization has also created inequality and discrimination between people. Unfortunately, it existed long before globalization emerged as a phenomenon on the international scene. Globalization since the World War II is largely a result of planning by western economists that sought to represent business interest in government. True globalization ensures free trade between countries to the point where they are interdependent on each other for growth of their economies. They go for trade rather than war. It is, thus, fair to observe that increased globalization reduces the chances of war among states. -RABEEYA RAUF, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, January 22.