Globalization deals with the interaction and integration of people,  companies, and governments of different nations. This process is driven  by international trade and investment and aided by information  technology. Globalization is an important concept, as it affects the  environment, culture, political systems, economic development and  prosperity, and the physical well-being of societies around the world.

Describe three (3) principal challenges faced by the EU and NAFTA.  Next, speculate on why a BRIC alliance may be returning and whether you  agree with this alliance. Justify your response. Compare and contrast the pros and cons of a strong EU and its impact  on how international relations are shaped. Next, propose two (2)  changes you would like to see the EU make to improve international  relations. Justify your responses.