Thanksgiving arrives only days after the end of a divisive 2016 election campaign. The holiday’s virtues of humility and gratitude must help bring consensus and harmony.
A ranking of countries on their rule of law helps highlight the world's ongoing need for equality in justice. Yet just as important is raising the integrity of prosecutors as well as all citizens.
Walls can keep people, goods, and contraband at bay. But walls are only a temporary measure. Real security requires much more than a barrier.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 24, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 24, 2016 weekly magazine.
The latest UN summit on cities revealed a big shift in thinking: Urban areas are seen as less a sea of woes and more a source of solutions for global problems. No wonder more people seek city life.
South Korea’s leader has asked her people to end their ‘victim mentality’ about past big-power aggression. It was a call that might help other countries whose aggressive ways are driven by a lingering victimhood over ancient grievances.
Graduation rates are at a record high, a result of many educational reforms and social trends. But also more students may be excelling by finding inspiration in ‘identity projects.’
The group’s savagery and missteps – toward Muslims – have created discontent and weakened its grasp from within. With an ideology based on hate, IS can only implode.
Water management has always been important. With 2 billion more people arriving on our planet by mid-century, water management will be crucial.
The world is only waking up to an acute food shortage in Nigeria, caused by the Boko Haram turmoil. Nigerians can also respond better, while raising their confidence in dealing with other woes.
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 17, 2016 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 17, 2016 weekly magazine.