Smart, sensitive policing is crucial in fighting crime and building healthy communities. And healthy communities build healthier ones.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes the power of Yemen's youth, a tribute to Saudi Arabia's late king, the need to protect Jews in Europe, Russia's questionable partnering with Iran, and human rights violations in Sudan.
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2015 weekly magazine
Tunisia's newly formed elected government includes both Islamist and anti-Islamist parties. With much of the Arab world in turmoil, this model of tolerant pluralism needs to be the region's lodestar.
With a new monarch, Saudi Arabia must set a better example in reforms that appeal to disaffected young Muslims who may seek a purpose by fighting for Islamic State.
Despite aggression against their neighbors, China and Russia are being offered a place in regional trade unions. This honey of an offer requires a different view of them than simply as bullies.
Russia's use of the Orthodox Church in its struggle over Ukraine has both divided churches in the war-town country and united them in seeking a common peace. They and the faithful, more than the fighting, may end this war.
The Islamic State has now beheaded three journalists, the latest being Kenji Goto of Japan. His reports on the innocent in conflicts only highlights why groups like ISIL need a spotlight of journalistic truth on them.
Cities form for all sorts of reasons -- location, resources, tradition. They thrive because of their people.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes calls for greater involvement of Japan in Arab countries, free and fair elections in Ethiopia, living with diverse beliefs, press coverage and US-France relations after the attack at Charlie Hebdo.
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 2, 2015 weekly magazine
Global surveys show rising distrust of traditional democracy, and many institutions. Yet other indicators suggest young people want different types of civic engagement. The media must probe beyond the politics of conflict.
China has launched a campaign for nonsmokers and against nicotine addiction. Despite a lack of enforcement of current smoking bans and the government's addiction to tobacco revenue, China might become a model for other countries.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes calling Muslim world to act on growth of terrorism, the acceptable boundaries falling under freedom of expression, Boko Haram's massacre going unnoticed in the international world, strengthening of China-Latin America ties and disregard of religious diversity in Ireland.
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 26, 2015 weekly magazine: Markowski: Rosy images of prosperity and employment are far from true. Bashir: Islamic militants have tarnished the name of Islam which is a religion of peace, not war.
The nearly yearlong war in Ukraine has escalated, forcing Europe to find a new unity of purpose in how to respond. The EU's lessons from its other crises can help.
The Jan. 25 Greek election results may be about ending fiscal austerity and heavy debt burdens. But any relief needs to be coupled with a boost for Greek abilities to be better entrepreneurs – and be competitive enough to pay off debts.
The rise and fall of civilizations is the drama of history. But quiet progress -- century by century, civilization by civilization -- is the real story to watch.
On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.
German leaders and protesters counter anti-Islam hate groups with an embrace of tolerance. One Berlin project even plans a joint house of prayer for Christians, Muslims, and Jews.