By moving on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin looks to the past when he should be envisioning a fresh future for Russia.
By encroaching on others' territories, China, Russia, and Islamic terrorist armies challenge the norms of state sovereignty. How should the world respond?
The third war between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza reveals how much each side has little empathy for each other even as they seek empathy from the world for their civilian suffering.
... and that’s the problem
Maryam Mirzakhani has won the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics to crack another glass ceiling. And she’s not alone.
A Sept. 18 referendum on independence raises questions about diversity and democracy.
Late summer has rewarded sky-watchers with visual wonders. But there’s even more out there to ponder.
A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa battleship at the Port of Los Angeles. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 f...
Health officials say they must act as much to calm fears of Ebola as to contain the outbreak. Media-driven hysteria about Ebola doesn't help.
For this Israel-Gaza war, Hamas relied on better rockets and tunnels. Now Israel won't settle for a truce without a plan to disarm Gaza. Are there precedents for this idea to work?
By charging a former head of internal security, China's Communist Party suggests that no top leader is immune from the law. Will it now also accept that the party itself should be held accountable?
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.
Despair during this third Hamas-Israel war is so high on both sides that despair itself needs to be addressed. Recognizing it as a shared problem helps not only as a point of empathy but can dispel the notion of despair as destiny.
Three prominent leaders – two Shiite ayatollahs and a Palestinian scholar – defy religious intolerance with bold acts of understanding toward the 'enemy.'
The surge of child migrants over the US border may only continue if Americans don't open their hearts to the countries of origin – Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The Indonesian presidential election brings a fresh leader with a record of clean governance, something this young Asian democracy has been struggling for.