Two actions in October may push Beijing to accept universal rules in maritime law: a UN court’s decision favoring the Philippines’ claim to islets taken by China and the transit of a US warship near a reef built up by the Chinese.
Everyone agrees that a strong middle class is important. But being middle class is about more than economics.
In his inaugural speech as Speaker of the US House, Rep. Paul Ryan reminds legislators and all Americans what it takes to bring about ‘boundless ... good.’
Letters to the editor for the Nov. 2, 2015 weekly magazine.
A round-up of global commentary from the Nov. 2, 2015 weekly magazine.
A Nov. 1 election may confirm a trend seen in a June vote that Turkey may be joining those democracies finding unity on civic values. Will membership in the European Union follow?
The war on Islamic State may not be won with military might or theological arguments but by providing role models for young Muslims seeking purpose and belonging. This would dry up the group’s recruitment stream.
One year into Joko Widodo’s presidency, his campaign hope for Indonesians to think differently about corruption needs help – from the people.
As the Communist Party launches its next five-year economic plan, it also seeks ancient Chinese virtues to restore morality in the party and society. In a new book, a leading ethicist explains what the party should do.
For an expanding global population, fish is the future of food. That's why sensitive, sustainable aquaculture practices are important.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 26, 2015, weekly magazine.
A round-up of global commentary from the Oct. 26, 2015 weekly magazine.
A critical Nov. 8 election in Myanmar will provide a lesson for the world: that hopes for democracy should not be tied to one person (Aung San Suu Kyi) but should be embedded in the people and their demands for basic rights.