This week's round-up of global commentary includes calls for greater involvement of Japan in Arab countries, free and fair elections in Ethiopia, living with diverse beliefs, press coverage and US-France relations after the attack at Charlie Hebdo.
On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.
German leaders and protesters counter anti-Islam hate groups with an embrace of tolerance. One Berlin project even plans a joint house of prayer for Christians, Muslims, and Jews.
Formal talks on US-Cuba ties started Wednesday, with President Obama insisting on Cubans being given access to the Internet. He is right to see the Internet as the people's searchlight for freedom – despite his doubts about 'democracy promotion.'
Privacy has always been an essential need for humans. Do the conveniences and dangers of the digital age change that?
A global survey finds most people say change is happening too fast. Firms that stick to eternal values such as simplicity can help customers cope with change.
This week's round-up of commentaries includes calling Muslim world to act on growth of terrorism, the acceptable boundaries falling under freedom of expression, Boko Haram's massacre going unnoticed in the international world, strengthening of China-Latin America ties and disregard of religious diversity in Ireland.