After a US drone killed the Taliban leader, a new leader emerges whose background suggests he might not oppose peace talks with the Afghan government. All countries involved in possible negotiations must pursue this possibility – especially Pakistan.
The largest party in Tunisia’s parliament, Ennahda, declares that it is now a civil party, leaving its Islamic work behind as democracy takes hold under a new Constitution.
Political parties are seldom beloved, but they keep the fires of politics burning when the people are busy with their lives.
Government officials, after being caught in fraud, can also move to prevent such ethical lapses. Here are a few recent examples, from the US to China.
When it comes to working together to solve global issues, humanity has lately shown big improvements. Progress in international cooperation can beget progress.
A roundup of global commentary for the May 23, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the May 23, 2016 weekly magazine.
The surprise recovery of a girl abducted by Boko Haram points to progress in a global focus on children caught up in conflicts, and how to help them embrace their innocence.
The water crisis in many countries should be high on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit. But so should success stories in water resiliency.
A corruption scandal has rolled over Brazilian society, claiming a president and putting many in jail. Now one big culprit, a construction firm, appears to be contrite. Will its ‘sincere’ apology trigger a moral catharsis?
The Supreme Court wisely avoids ruling directly in an apparent clash of religious liberty and access to contraceptives, citing a path for compromise.
As the demographics of the United States changes, becoming majority minority, a deeper level of diversity and inclusion is needed.