Known as a listener who builds consensus, Fayez al-Sarraj must win over warring factions, unite an army, defeat Islamic State, revive the economy, and stem the flow of refugees.
A four-day war between Azerbaijan and Armenia points to a global need to help countries dependent on oil exports find new sources of wealth.
Over the past year, the state has shown innovation and resilience in reducing water usage. It is setting an example for the world, in which most people experience severe water shortages.
The release of documents from a Panama law firm, revealing hidden wealth of the world’s elite, reflects a global increase in demands for transparency in government and business.
As peace talks and a truce advance, new ideas are proposed to rebuild a post-war Syria. From the war-torn city of Homs, one woman offers useful advice.
Despite recent sectarian violence and harsh rule, the Central African Republic renews its democracy – and hope – with a newly elected president. It is a model for a continent drifting toward autocracy.
Myanmar’s first civilian president in half a century pleads for patience, a virtue that many leaders find useful when coupled with moral strength.
A guilty verdict of genocide for a leading figure in the 1990s Balkan Wars serves as a lesson for Europe as it struggles with mass violence today.
In a country noted for terrorist attacks, Pakistanis show an unusually hopeful response to the Easter bombing of a children’s playground.
‘Helping people in need’ trumps ‘spending on me’ in a poll of seniors
Artificial intelligence beat a human in the ancient game of go – and that’s OK.
These senseless bombings show a desperate Islamic State, which can only win if it provokes a hasty overreaction.
Traditionally a president’s choice has been given some deference; now politics rules.
A bipartisan ‘pilgrimage’ by members of the US Congress yields lessons in forgiveness.
In designating Islamic State as having committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and others, the US helps the world seek more ways to end this most heinous of crimes.
A historic moment may have been reached in 2014-15 as carbon pollution did not go up even as the global economy did. This decoupling of emissions from prosperity is cause for gratitude.
The Trump campaign presents a fear of Muslims that does not hold up in a new poll of American Muslims.
From Brazil to Mexico, a rising middle class is driving efforts to ensure honest governance, reflecting a global trend toward ‘ethical universalism.’
As gambling on the men’s collegiate basketball finals has grown, the NCAA is now promoting the ‘brackets.’ Amateur sports does not need the taint of corrosive gambling.
Citizens can deter confrontation at campaign events by being peaceful themselves toward political opponents. Democracy, after all, was invented to resolve differences without violence.
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