The two Afghan leaders pushed into a coalition last year by the US are visiting Washington, a reminder of how the US helps other nations bridge their political chasms even if it can’t do the same. One lesson for all: Lincoln’s ‘team of rivals.’
Once a source for war, Serbia has arrested eight men accused of killings in Europe's largest atrocity since the Nazis. Its move suggests it is closer to helping build a peaceful Continent.
Political dynasties and political newcomers both have pluses and minuses. In the end, voters must focus on the individual.
As the Islamic State and other groups step up attacks in the Mideast and North Africa, the responses of each country matter even more – and reveal sharp differences. Which response will best lead to peace?
This week's round-up of global commentary includes what Japan can learn from Germany about dealing with its history, why the European Union should only rely on NATO forces, a measured response to terrorism in London, a stand for asylum seekers in Israel, and how Africa's ungoverned spaces contributed to the spread of Boko Haram.
Letters to the editor for the March 23, 2015 weekly magazine.
As killings drop in Mexico, a study measures the country's potential for peace. It finds attitudes and institutions in place that give Mexico a 'peace surplus.'
The March 17 election was a victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the harsh campaign left too many rips in Israeli society and in ties with the US. Much mending will be needed.
In talks to end six decades of civil war, the government and the rebel group FARC agree on minor humanitarian steps, such as demining, a truth commission, and rural development. These may create trust and empathy for making the hard compromises for reconciliation.
Both the US and Britain are moving to stem sex and labor trafficking. But those involved in the problem say each community must rethink views of the victims and embrace them with aid and support.
To defend and expand the 'vital center' of society, it is important to understand what the extremes are saying and doing.
The first IMF financial aid to Ukraine reflects an astounding turnaround in civic reform and national identity, despite Russia's threats and a deep legacy of corruption.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes discussion about Japan revising its Constitution, bias against Canadian Muslims, partnership between South Korea and Japan, explaining Putin's high ratings, and Western media coverage of violence against Muslims.