A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 24, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 24, 2016 weekly magazine.
The latest UN summit on cities revealed a big shift in thinking: Urban areas are seen as less a sea of woes and more a source of solutions for global problems. No wonder more people seek city life.
South Korea’s leader has asked her people to end their ‘victim mentality’ about past big-power aggression. It was a call that might help other countries whose aggressive ways are driven by a lingering victimhood over ancient grievances.
Graduation rates are at a record high, a result of many educational reforms and social trends. But also more students may be excelling by finding inspiration in ‘identity projects.’
The group’s savagery and missteps – toward Muslims – have created discontent and weakened its grasp from within. With an ideology based on hate, IS can only implode.
Water management has always been important. With 2 billion more people arriving on our planet by mid-century, water management will be crucial.
The world is only waking up to an acute food shortage in Nigeria, caused by the Boko Haram turmoil. Nigerians can also respond better, while raising their confidence in dealing with other woes.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 17, 2016 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 17, 2016 weekly magazine.
Yemen’s civil war now has global dimensions – in its civilian casualties, a near-famine, regional escalation, and a direct US attack inside a pivotal country on the Arabian Peninsula. The US bears further responsibility to be a peacemaker.
Russian bombing of Aleppo has led France, Britain, and the US to call for a war-crimes investigation. The prospect of Russian leaders being prosecuted by a tribunal might give them an incentive to make peace. A tribunal would also help heal a postwar Syria.