Extremism is a shallow concept, an easy answer in a complicated world. One part of fighting extremism is encouraging deeper thinking.
Huge protests in Turkey, on the streets and Twitter following a woman's murder, are aimed at violence against women. Yet they are also the biggest sign yet of Muslim women waging a struggle against ancient Islamic views.
This week's gathering of some 60 nations in Washington looks at ways to counter Islamic State's lure of more recruits. The best way is to shine a light on the dark emptiness of such groups.
Society is developing smarter, more compassionate, more effective ways of reforming juvenile offenders.
At the US military academies, students report a decline in unwanted sexual contact. One possible reason is new training in 'bystander intervention,' or preventing an assault when a person nearby speaks up or takes action. A Pentagon report adds legitimacy to 'good Samaritan' training at educational institutions.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes strengthening ties between China and India, Taiwan's opportunity in the 'Asia pivot,' how South Korea balances China and the US, a call to invest in young farmers in Japan, and addressing concerns about GMOs in China.
The latest attempt at a Ukraine ceasefire was mediated by the EU's top leaders. The first one was mediated by the 57-nation OSCE. These supranational bodies are a good answer to Russia's super-nationalism
As productivity slows, experts ask if an era of innovation is over. Has the digital revolution lost its juice? Optimists say invention only drives more invention.
An anticorruption party's big election victory in India's capital may reflect a popular mood in many of the world's fast-growing cities: Urban poor seek honesty in officials.
A delay of the Nigerian presidential election is unfortunate but perhaps necessary to ensure a credible vote. An improved democracy is the best weapon against terrorists.
From Russia to Iran to Cuba, the US or its allies have engaged morally suspect regimes that are prone to abuse diplomatic negotiations. Any talks with adversaries must have a good prospect of success to be justified.
Smart, sensitive policing is crucial in fighting crime and building healthy communities. And healthy communities build healthier ones.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes the power of Yemen's youth, a tribute to Saudi Arabia's late king, the need to protect Jews in Europe, Russia's questionable partnering with Iran, and human rights violations in Sudan.