As Israel and Iran square off over nuclear talks and war rages in Iraq and Syria, some Middle East nations seek a role as an island of neutrality and peacemaking, with Switzerland as a model.
Acts of terror by Islamic State or related groups have evoked fear, flight, or fight. Some Muslims, Jews, and Christians seek an alternative response.
The world's largest private employer plans a raise for its lowest-paid workers, a sign of a drive in many countries to hike wages to stimulate economies. Firms need to look beyond the bottom line in how they treat employees.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes the characteristics of Pakistan's nationalism, how the US help fan the Islamic State, the careful response terrorism requires, how democracy can save Ethiopia, and how much farther equality in South Africa needs to go.
Letters to the editor for the Feb. 23 weekly magazine
A trend in US courts and elsewhere to use analytical 'risk assessment' tools in determining a person's future dangerousness undercuts the notion of individual agency in choosing a moral and lawful life.