As the conflict escalates in Aleppo and Raqqa, many Syrians are preparing for peace by rekindling the country’s legacy as the place that first gave evidence of divine worship and the idea that diverse people can live together.
A roundup of global commentary for the Nov. 7, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Nov. 7, 2016 weekly magazine.
How the Iraqi Army treats the city’s civilians, both during and after the battle, will determine the country’s future. Humanitarian law in war can serve a peaceful purpose.
Researchers keep probing for ways to measure civic engagement. Globally, it is alive and well, as the act of helping strangers in need is the most common form of giving back.
A new government asks for a review of gambling, especially betting machines and gambling ads that reach children. It should also look at weaning gamblers off a belief in luck as the road to riches.
Lebanon’s election of a new president not only marks its own attempt to reconcile religious factions but shows how Lebanon can be a model for other Middle East countries caught in religious violence.
While candidates and parties battle it out high in the political canopy, American democracy endures on the forest floor.
Like every paradigm-shifting technology, the internet has evolved quickly from interesting to essential. Security failures are not an option.
The Central American country, once a major haven for tax evaders, has quickly joined the global campaign for transparency between countries in declaring foreign assets. It deserves more gratitude for a swift change of heart.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 31, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 31, 2016 weekly magazine.
South Africa, Gambia, and Burundi plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. While disappointing, their move cannot end the steady progress to establish universal ideals and norms of justice.