Letters to the editor for the May 18, 2015, weekly magazine.
The US-Saudi relationship epitomizes the old maxim that nations don’t have permanent friends or enemies, only interests.
In preparing a visit to Africa, President Obama hopes to bring US investment in technology. Yet he may find Africa already on its way to indigenous innovation.
Almost every country is at a conference to affirm a central plank of world order, the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Even with modest progress to implement the pact, a moral imperative against nuclear weapons is maintained.
On the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, Israel and Germany offer a model for others in reconciling after a dismal past like the Holocaust.
Only a few countries in the European Union accept the bulk of asylum seekers who make it across the Mediterranean. Sharing the burden would help alleviate the current migrant crisis.
Last week’s UK election was not only a win for Conservatives but for the gentler, more persuasive approach by the Scottish Nationalist Party, which won big in Scotland. Now Britain must continue its peaceful model of settling disputes over disunion.
In the 70 years since the end of the war in Europe, the world has faced grave challenges. But it has also built a remarkable peace.
A round-up of global commentary for the May 11 Monitor weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the May 11, 2015 Monitor weekly magazine.
In a step toward moral law in Middle Eastern conflicts, the US persuades Saudi Arabia to propose a ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen’s war to allow aid to reach civilians. This may set a pattern for the region’s wars.
A group of international women, including Nobel Peace Prize winners, plan to walk between North and South Korea in hopes the two nations will sign a peace pact. Their efforts reflect a rise in women as conflict mediators.