Once apparently indifferent to the slaughter in Syria, Trump as president saw more closely the killing of the innocent and knew of his power to prevent it. In a globalized world, such feelings of moral responsibility are new to many, not only an American leader.
Regardless of Trump’s policies, it is important to understand why his words resonate – and to acknowledge that, in many cases, the problems they are bringing to the surface point to people who feel left behind.
A roundup of global commentary for the April 10, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the April 10, 2017 weekly magazine.
The US-China summit in Florida is only the start for redefining a difficult relationship. If President Trump now returns the visit, he should see the future of China – a place that leads in innovation and freedom.
How often, as a society, do we settle for imperfect solutions?
Even though the conflict in Syria violates so many humanitarian norms, such as the use of chemical weapons, the world can keep supporting the hospitality of nearby countries in hosting Syrian refugees.
The leading presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, is admired for his listening skills, a trait that young French voters cite as the most important leadership quality.
A massive flood in Colombia brought an offer of aid from a rebel group, another example of how disasters can bring people together and alter the course of history.
A survey of tech experts predicts that the future in online behavior could lead to less hate and misinformation with the right incentives and artificial intelligence. Individuals must be empowered to conduct civil public discourse.
A roundup of global commentary for the April 3, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the April 3, 2017 weekly magazine.
In a precedent for urban warfare, Iraq’s battle to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS includes a chain of care facilities for civilians wounded in the intense fighting. This marks a triumph for humanitarian law.