A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 25, 2016, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 25, 2016 weekly magazine.
At a gathering of hand-wringing world leaders in Switzerland, Canada’s new prime minister was all palms up, offering advice on how openness and fearlessness can help solve global challenges.
A Taliban attack on a Pakistani university adds to the list of jihadi strikes on young Muslims. Youth in the Islamic world need more support, and can be enlisted to counter terrorist groups – rather than being recruited by them.
Iran’s ability to abide by the nuclear deal, as well as its economic recovery, depends on a preelection debate over the secular authority of its reigning cleric, the supreme leader.
The island nation needs to tap key qualities of women and youth – creativity and collaboration – to bring innovation to its economy and reduce a dependency on China. Tsai Ing-wen’s victory is an attractive opportunity for that cultural change.
Each wave of immigration has reshaped the United States. Each wave has also worried those who arrived earlier.
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 18, 2016 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 18, 2015, weekly magazine.
With most of humanity now living in urban areas, architecture’s most important award, the Pritzker Prize, has gone to a Chilean whose housing designs reflect the view of the urban poor: that cities are islands of promise and opportunity, not problems to be fixed.
The Powerball lottery jackpot hit a record high, only revealing how much states are addicted to gambling revenues while ignoring the effects of gambling on the poor.
The world’s first humanitarian-aid summit this May should look beyond raising more money for those most in need because of disaster or war, despite near-record levels. A new view of local actors in a crisis is needed.