Its development report asks why certain harmful beliefs persist and suggests ways to shape people’s preferences to ensure progress. First task: Challenge the idea of power with the power of ideas.
As Western democracies deal with voter rage and populist parties, India’s leader tries to appeal to poor voters by enlisting them in development, even asking them to think differently.
As the US seeks to close itself off, German leader Angela Merkel may ask Trump to join her in embracing a kind of openness that blesses people and nations rather than hurts them. She knows what a closed society looks like.
Journalism can upset and disappoint. But there's no alternative to people who dedicate themselves to seeking truth and establishing facts.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 13, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the March 13, 2017 weekly magazine.
With trust in institutions at a record low worldwide, a good place to look for success in trust-building are companies with the most satisfied employees.
A recent Supreme Court ruling sheds light on how much judges should look at possible bias in government decisions. Does Trump’s executive order on travel from six countries single out Muslims as a class?
The country’s leaders call for more innovation to boost slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy, yet they show little faith in the creativity of Chinese researchers. Ideas can be discovered wherever there is freedom of thought.
The hot conflict in Ukraine has forced that country to seek legal help from the UN’s highest court. In a suit against Russia, it hopes to expose the truth about the Kremlin’s role in the killing of civilians in Ukraine.
From Russia to the Philippines and beyond, strong leaders have become popular. But that sort of strength can be ephemeral.
Clean prosecutors who honor equality before the law have been key to a probe of high-level corruption from the presidency to Samsung. A stronger democracy is South Korea’s core defense.