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.
Maryam Mirzakhani has won the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics to crack another glass ceiling. And she’s not alone.
A Sept. 18 referendum on independence raises questions about diversity and democracy.
Late summer has rewarded sky-watchers with visual wonders. But there’s even more out there to ponder.
This week's round-up of commentary covers the tragedy of unaccompanied immigrant children, the lack of solutions in Gaza, the problems for democracy in Thailand, the isolation of Britain, and why the US didn't invite Zimbabwe to the Africa Summit.