On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.
German leaders and protesters counter anti-Islam hate groups with an embrace of tolerance. One Berlin project even plans a joint house of prayer for Christians, Muslims, and Jews.
Formal talks on US-Cuba ties started Wednesday, with President Obama insisting on Cubans being given access to the Internet. He is right to see the Internet as the people's searchlight for freedom – despite his doubts about 'democracy promotion.'
Privacy has always been an essential need for humans. Do the conveniences and dangers of the digital age change that?
A global survey finds most people say change is happening too fast. Firms that stick to eternal values such as simplicity can help customers cope with change.
In Iraq's struggle with Islamic State and Nigeria's with Boko Haram, each country has made some progress by embracing inclusive democracy. This, more than fighting, will fill the social vacuum that jihadist armies exploit.
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19, 2015 weekly magazine:Anderson: Trust should be established between Iranian and foreign diplomats when negotiating Iranian nuclear program. Inturart: Thais want democracy and media coverage's focus should be on this goal not court gossip. Davis: Some college coaches wield their power over players who want to transfer.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes doubt over Congressional Republicans stance over Obama's initiative with Cuba, Nigerian government in a tussle with US, Obama recognizes Iran's regional importance, Jewish community needs a revival in Germany, and North Korea can improve relations with the world through South Korea's help.
President Obama has led the bombing of Islamic State for five months with no new legal authority. Now he will propose his own law. Congress must unite behind the principles and goals in this effort while giving latitude to the president for dynamic threats.
The latest cover of of Charlie Hedbo magazine had a serious headline – "All is forgiven' – which is the surviving staff's real intent toward the terrorists. This may be a useful lesson for other types of conflict in the world.
China's command economy has pulled 500 million people out of poverty. Many Chinese are now searching for something deeper than material prosperity.
Despite its long wars with drug barons and leftist rebels – or perhaps because of them – Colombia shows strong traits for reform. What lies behind Latin America's strongest economy?