The Security Council’s choice for the next UN secretary-general, António Guterres, is someone at the center of a global crisis: refugees. He has witnessed the generosity of host countries and is primed to further the caring of the uprooted.
The latest India-Pakistan violence, along with tensions over aggressive moves by North Korea and China, might not escalate in the face of global trends that have set common values and norms of behavior.
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.
Yemen’s civil war now has global dimensions – in its civilian casualties, a near-famine, regional escalation, and a direct US attack inside a pivotal country on the Arabian Peninsula. The US bears further responsibility to be a peacemaker.
Russian bombing of Aleppo has led France, Britain, and the US to call for a war-crimes investigation. The prospect of Russian leaders being prosecuted by a tribunal might give them an incentive to make peace. A tribunal would also help heal a postwar Syria.
As the global gambling market grows to a predicted $1 trillion market, many operators are pushing ads with false promises of easy riches. Such deceit shows why governments must encourage living by talent, education, and hard work, not a belief in luck.
As the Trump and Clinton campaigns heat up the rhetoric, those who have already occupied the White House set a higher tone by their mutual respect toward each other. Perhaps the current candidates can learn now what they may learn later.
Faced with being the world’s most rapidly aging society, Japan has decided to see the demographic challenge as a ‘bonus’ rather than an ‘onus,’ forcing it to be more innovative and to view old folks in a new light.
One overlooked lesson from the Wells Fargo bank scandal needs more attention: Banks must hire, train, and encourage workers with high moral reasoning. In Wells Fargo, such workers were the real heroes.
In light of the Sept. 17 terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, as well as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are republishing this 2002 Monitor editorial on the “forward step” needed after such attacks.