Hillary Clinton will be judged on her merits, not her gender. But if she’s elected US president it will represent an historic moment.
In Iowa, wind turbines generate nearly one-third of the state’s electricity, the highest proportion in the US.
Controversial in the 1960s today Ali's contribution is recognized.
It's fashionable to bash shoe-leather journalism as obsolete in the digital age. It's impossible to understand how the world and its people tick without it.
A roundup of global commentary for the June 6, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the June 6, 2016 weekly magazine.
An international court’s ruling is expected to challenge China’s claims to islands far from its shore. The ruling will be an opportunity for Asia to assert rule of law and a code of conduct for the many island disputes.
An African court for the first time convicts a former African despot. Latin America tries to mediate in Venezuela. Southeast Asia seeks a code of conduct in its disputed waters. Regions, and their neighborliness, still matter in this globalized era.
As more Africans take to the sea to reach Europe, the EU ramps up aid to improve governance and prosperity in key African nations. The EU is simply trying to speed up the progress Africa is already making.
A new president starts a truth and reconciliation commission about the island’s past repression with the hope of improving democracy and ties with China.
More world leaders, weary of military efforts against terrorism, turn to preventing violent extremism. They’re seeking help from private groups and everyday folk in thwarting radicalization of young people.
With both resettlement and repatriation unlikely, the world's displaced people constitute the biggest refugee crisis in 70 years.
A roundup of global commentary for the May 30, 2016 weekly magazine.