The Afghan government held its first-ever talks with the Taliban, and if a second round occurs in coming days, a strong precedent may be set for negotiating peace with violent Islamic groups.
The Chattanooga shootings, coming soon after the Charleston killings, call for better ways to reach troubled young men tempted by extreme views.
Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is based on faith in Iran changing in 10 to 15 years and becoming less threatening. His approach should now be tested with North Korea.
Asia’s next step in its progress toward democracy will be a presidential election in Taiwan in which one of two women candidates will be elected in her own right.
Travel with refugees on the underground railroad from Syria to Germany. You'll feel their courage, resourcefulness, and humanity.
A round-up of global commentary for the July 20, 2015 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the July 20, 2015, weekly magazine.
The election contest has already begun to grapple with the new economy of the ‘worker-entrepreneur.’ Each party may need to shed old notions about the source of wealth.
When Mexico sells oil plots to foreign investors or China creates special zones of freedom for foreign firms, they do so for more than material gain.
The nuclear deal with Iran must withstand many tests to achieve its aim. Yet also worth testing is whether it will lessen conflicts within the Muslim world, especially over the use of violence in the name of Islam.
The Greek crisis taught the European Union that a single currency needs greater political union. The reform plan for Greece includes a way to track its financial obligations to the eurozone.
Hacks of data held by governments about citizens are troubling. But governments providing information online about how they work and spend tax dollars is a good thing.