The US cannot hope the Assad regime will contain Islamic State because the regime’s atrocities are a prime recruiting tool for IS.
As immigration politics now dominate in Europe, attacks on refugees have led to grass-roots efforts to meet the basic needs of migrants. Compassion over politics is a needed step to resolve social tensions.
The big blasts in Tianjin saw a charitable response by private groups, raising again the question of how to encourage generosity in countries like China.
As China plans a major event Sept. 3 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II, it reveals much about differing paths for Asia. To prevent conflict, Asia must think less of power relationships and more of ideals that unite.
A round-up of global commentary for the Aug. 17 & 24, 2015 weekly magazine.
Letters for the editor for the Aug. 17 & 24, 2015 weekly magazine.
In a coming global summit and in trade talks, leaders must not be gripped by fear of the Internet’s issues. Its benefits are still playing out, especially for the world’s poor.
Hints are growing of Israel and the Gulf kingdoms finding common ground, if only to oppose Iran and Islamic State. These initial ties should be the basis for a lasting peace.
With China’s surprise move on its exchange rate and the US due to raise interest rates, the time is ripe to reset global financial rules that soften the effects of economic nationalism.
A heat wave pushes Iraqis to demand the kind of honest government that can keep the power on and air conditioners running. Such demands are key to building an Iraqi identity and ending incursions by Islamic State and Iran.
The first of three elections may end Haiti’s political dysfunction and cycle of dependency if enough Haitians embrace democracy as the path to stable institutions.
Regardless of the ongoing debate on climate change, at the ground level people worldwide are taking steps to defend their lives and communities.