Challenges to strong democratic leaders are common. In China, ruled by a ‘supreme leader,’ a pastor has challenged personal rule by pointing to the real source of power.
A new cease-fire in Yemen’s war required women at the table. For a country with the largest gender gap, this is a breakthrough for the whole Middle East.
For the centennial of the birth of the late Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia’s leader only highlights why those with ‘open eyes’ on official lies can alter history.
While many nations signed a global migration pact this week, the debate in most countries showed the need for an identity check, one that will determine the size of their welcome mat.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
What obligation do more prosperous nations have to help those in disarray or distress?
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 10, 2018 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 10, 2018 weekly magazine.
A new democratic leader in Armenia is treading a special path by looking to end a tense standoff with Azerbaijan with a ‘people-oriented approach.’
More private investors see gold in going green, a reflection of larger trends in financial institutions to invest in society’s broad goals.
As talks on a political settlement gain momentum, the Taliban seem to admit Afghans no longer accept archaic views about women.
Mass riots against fuel price hikes opened the eyes of leaders that non-climate issues such as poverty and fairness in carbon taxes must come first.
Humanitarian gestures by both sides in the conflict, just before talks expected in Sweden, hint at a recognition of the principles that set limits on violence and protect the innocent.
His long career from military pilot to president leaves a legacy of service badly needed in an era of distrust of public institutions.
No matter the injustices heaped upon them, liberty and freedom percolate beneath the surface.