South Africa, Gambia, and Burundi plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. While disappointing, their move cannot end the steady progress to establish universal ideals and norms of justice.
The American political mood is dark and pessimistic just now. This will force those elected in November to listen even more to those they oppose. What they find may surprise them.
A new UN report highlights how investments in girls at that critical age can do the most for global prosperity. This focus on their potential is a welcome change from simply highlighting their problems.
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.’