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.
As global talks heat up on a climate-change pact, models are needed on collective action to deal with environmental problems. California’s response to a record drought may be one.
The sharing economy, driven by commercial platforms such as Uber, has also spurred new forms of charitable giving and free giveaways. A new mix of charity, consumption, and community defines its own economy.
The Liberals under Justin Trudeau won the Oct. 19 election by promising inclusive, respectful politics. With many democracies engaging in fear-mongering campaigns, Canada could set a model for a return to deliberative governance.
The way Algeria ended its violent civil war helps it act as a broker today in other conflicts, teaching that political solutions can quell terrorism.
The history of Iran and America is full of bitter memories on both sides. Could that ugly history ever give way to a sunnier view?
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 19, 2015 weekly magazine.
A round-up of global commentary for the Oct. 19, 2015 weekly magazine.
For President Obama, supporting US interests in Afghanistan trumped keeping a campaign promise to leave.