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.
Formal talks on US-Cuba ties started Wednesday, with President Obama insisting on Cubans being given access to the Internet. He is right to see the Internet as the people's searchlight for freedom – despite his doubts about 'democracy promotion.'
Privacy has always been an essential need for humans. Do the conveniences and dangers of the digital age change that?
A global survey finds most people say change is happening too fast. Firms that stick to eternal values such as simplicity can help customers cope with change.
In Iraq's struggle with Islamic State and Nigeria's with Boko Haram, each country has made some progress by embracing inclusive democracy. This, more than fighting, will fill the social vacuum that jihadist armies exploit.
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19, 2015 weekly magazine:Anderson: Trust should be established between Iranian and foreign diplomats when negotiating Iranian nuclear program. Inturart: Thais want democracy and media coverage's focus should be on this goal not court gossip. Davis: Some college coaches wield their power over players who want to transfer.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes doubt over Congressional Republicans stance over Obama's initiative with Cuba, Nigerian government in a tussle with US, Obama recognizes Iran's regional importance, Jewish community needs a revival in Germany, and North Korea can improve relations with the world through South Korea's help.
President Obama has led the bombing of Islamic State for five months with no new legal authority. Now he will propose his own law. Congress must unite behind the principles and goals in this effort while giving latitude to the president for dynamic threats.
The latest cover of of Charlie Hedbo magazine had a serious headline – "All is forgiven' – which is the surviving staff's real intent toward the terrorists. This may be a useful lesson for other types of conflict in the world.
China's command economy has pulled 500 million people out of poverty. Many Chinese are now searching for something deeper than material prosperity.
Despite its long wars with drug barons and leftist rebels – or perhaps because of them – Colombia shows strong traits for reform. What lies behind Latin America's strongest economy?
A reformer's surprise presidential win brings hope of reconciliation for a Sri Lanka still divided nearly six years after a civil war.
Sunday's huge rally in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo murders helps reassert the intrinsic worth of each person, no matter what kind of offending cartoons he or she may draw.
Letters to the Editor for Jan. 12, 2015 weekly magazine:Wang: Taiwan should be included in the climate talks. Cutler: International agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions are inadequate to do its necessary job.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes US-Cuba relations, cyber warfare, Canada's perspective on Keystone, Russia's international standing, and a call for citizen oversight in Pakistan.
South Koreans debate their big, family-dominated businesses after an incident involving the daughter of Korean Air's chairman. From India to Saudi Arabia, clannish governance and ruling by bloodlines are under scrutiny.