Foreign pressure worked in forcing Israel to partially life its blockade of Gaza and its Hamas leadership. Now President Obama knows that more pressure can help make progress on peace talks.
It's past time, and high time, for NATO to reshape itself for the threats of this century, from terrorism to cyberwar. But budget cuts, a difficult war in Afghnistan, and a preoccupation with a debt crisis will make this a hard sell.
Few politicians want to debate the real costs of fighting climate change. Will, for example, gasoline be $5 a gallon or not? Perhaps a bill would pass if there were more honesty and openness about the real impact of hiking the price of carbon.
Sanctions on Zimbabwe have become more of a helpful tool for Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party than a hindrance. And if this once-bountiful country is to turn a corner, the West should seriously consider suspending them.
The media do damage by playing up every hint of conflict to produce “sexier” stories. Recent coverage of a Southern Poverty Law Center report on 'hate groups' proves the point.
City governments across China need to repay the debt owed to the migrant workers who have generated their tax revenues for so long, says prominent workers’ rights advocate Han Dongfang.
The televised speech by President Obama about the Gulf oil spill is more more action to help force BP -- and other companies --- to create a conscience in all their workers about the public good.
After many years, the main opposition in Turkey has someone new at the helm. His name is Kemal Kilicdaroglu, dubbed "Turkey's Gandhi." He represents this Muslim democracy's best hope to modernize politics and act as an effective check on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
No matter what a woman wears or how she acts, she deserves to be treated humanely.
The first African World Cup in South Africa is already having a dramatic effect on social cohesion in a country with a legacy of deep racial inequality.
The public pressure for reducing the country's ballooning deficit is rising, but will policy makers listen?