A theme in Washington’s debates is the need to boost economic productivity. But first Congress must be more efficient itself in agreeing on policies to do just that.
As more people rely on social media for news, they also show signs of greater skill in media literacy – and more responsibility in not passing along fake news.
As a peace deal helps end a long war in Colombia, Venezuela is descending into violence. What can Colombia teach its neighbor about healing and reconciliation?
Hecklers who aim to silence campus speakers or elected leaders, sometimes with violence, must not erode a democracy’s commitment to consider a diversity of views in public forums.
More than any other foreign security issue, President Trump is engaged in solving the North Korean nuclear threat. One possible reason: to prevent nonnuclear nations like Japan from going nuclear. The moral logic of nonproliferation demands a US role.
President Reuven Rivlin used this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day to reflect on how Israeli society can apply the Shoah’s lessons for peace.
Iran and Saudi Arabia now have reformist leaders bent on granting certain liberties that appeal to young people. That sort of contest of ideas is far better than their violent rivalry in regional conflicts.
By some important measures, the boundaries around whom we accept as part of “us” are particularly rigid at the moment.
A roundup of global commentary for the April 24, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the April 24, 2017 weekly magazine.
Natural disasters like the current drought in Somalia need not evoke a frantic global reaction. By pooling their risks in regionwide insurance schemes, more countries are better prepared to quickly respond to disaster.
A survey of refugees reveals a large underground economy in North Korea that runs on US dollars – and rising corruption. Perhaps the US needs patience as the regime rots from within.