The March 26 protests in dozens of Russian cities were not simply against the corruption under President Putin. Many demonstrators also know how another former Soviet state, Georgia, has achieved relatively clean governance.
Amid war and terror, famine and plague, The Monitor's confident hope in telling the world's story endures.
As more citizens distrust traditional media, they must rely even more on their own ability to discern statements from elected leaders like President Trump. Democracy depends on informed voters.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 27, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the March 27, 2017 weekly magazine.
The US has now added the option of a preemptive strike on North Korea’s nuclear sites, but it should first highlight the regime’s human rights abuses. Here’s why that tactic helped bring down the Iron Curtain.
The UN’s latest index on human development reveals ‘impressive’ results in well-being. But it also suggests that immeasurable qualities are necessary for progress.
With nearly a third of adults having criminal records, one study looks at the effects of hiding the records of those who don’t reoffend. The results show the need for further work in offering such forgiveness.
The world’s least-happiest country, the Central African Republic, is also one of its most fragile, a result of violent civil strife. Yet it is also the focus of an international effort to disarm and reintegrate its armed groups, bringing some hope.
With Libya falling into violent chaos and foreign diplomacy failing, one report suggests that some local Muslim clerics serve as trusted mediators, able to attract warring parties through moderation and equality.
Science isn't about putting any nation first. It is about putting humanity's quest for knowledge first.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 20, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the March 20, 2017 weekly magazine.