President Obama would welcome the backing of lawmakers for his war on Islamic State group, or ISIS. But Congress must first debate in full view the moral underpinnings of the war.
Hundreds of jihadists with Islamic State come the US and Europe. Most are not driven by a love of Islam but by a desire for a strong social identity. The West can prevent more IS recruits by providing that identity.
Arabs need a hopeful model of progress if they are to rally behind the US in 'destroying' the Islamic State group. Such a democratic model is coming along well in Tunisia, the original home to the Arab Spring.
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This week's round-up of commentary covers the environmental problems caused by celebrating holidays in Taiwan, the problems of Scottish independence, the need of the Islamic world to isolate extremists, the economic disparity in Australia, and the need to make Delhi a livable city.
The war on forest fire is just over a century old. It has had heroes, tragedies, and shifting strategies about when and how to send young men and women into harm's way.