This week's round-up of global commentary includes a response to the BBC's documentary 'India's Daughter,' suicide bombings as warfare, the privilege to vote in Israel, averting Ukraine's collapse, and the Muslim Brotherhood's violent ways.
Letters to the editor for the March 30, 2015 issue of the weekly magazine.
Many states that expose big winners of a lottery are weighing the need for privacy and protection in the digital age. Yet government also want transparency. Such contradiction show why governments should not be peddling 'luck.'
The death of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew recalls how his tiny country of mainly Chinese influenced China. One lesson still not learned in Beijing: How Lee rose above Chinese ethnicity to set a national identity.
The two Afghan leaders pushed into a coalition last year by the US are visiting Washington, a reminder of how the US helps other nations bridge their political chasms even if it can’t do the same. One lesson for all: Lincoln’s ‘team of rivals.’
Once a source for war, Serbia has arrested eight men accused of killings in Europe's largest atrocity since the Nazis. Its move suggests it is closer to helping build a peaceful Continent.
Political dynasties and political newcomers both have pluses and minuses. In the end, voters must focus on the individual.
As the Islamic State and other groups step up attacks in the Mideast and North Africa, the responses of each country matter even more – and reveal sharp differences. Which response will best lead to peace?
This week's round-up of global commentary includes what Japan can learn from Germany about dealing with its history, why the European Union should only rely on NATO forces, a measured response to terrorism in London, a stand for asylum seekers in Israel, and how Africa's ungoverned spaces contributed to the spread of Boko Haram.
Letters to the editor for the March 23, 2015 weekly magazine.
As killings drop in Mexico, a study measures the country's potential for peace. It finds attitudes and institutions in place that give Mexico a 'peace surplus.'
The March 17 election was a victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the harsh campaign left too many rips in Israeli society and in ties with the US. Much mending will be needed.