Long known for its freedoms, Hong Kong faces a plan by China to restrict democracy by limiting candidates in the territory's elections. At the same time, China plans more freedom for its consumers and investors. The Communist Party sits on a contradiction.
Last week's gathering of top central bankers reflects how much governments have learned to work together since the Great Recession to prevent 'spillovers' of their economic and financial actions.
Iraq has tapped a new leader who represents a possible inclusive leadership that can heal religious and ethnic divisions, based on unity around constitutional rights.
Letters to the Editor for August 18 and 25, 2014 weekly magazine:Tyrrell: Gangbangers, children, innocent, and guilty are all caught up in violence in Chicago.Herzog: We shouldn't allow Americans who fight in Syria to return to our country.
This week's round-up of commentary covers America's gun culture, the high rate of suicides among China's senior citizens, learning from WWI, the new era in US-Indian relations, and the shifting balance of global power.
By moving on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin looks to the past when he should be envisioning a fresh future for Russia.