With a renewed focus on human rights in North Korea, the US, Japan, and South Korea can help expose the lies of the Kim regime, adding pressure to end its nuclear program.
The Islamic State's recruitment of women draws big attention. But less noticed and more important are efforts in Islamic countries to raise the level of women as spiritual guides – able to prevent young women (and men) from joining radical groups.
In a newly revealed strategy, the Pentagon poses the threat of a digital counterattack on those who launch a cyberattack on the US. This offensive capability, however, might trigger a cyber arms race. Is the US fear well founded to justify a possible escalation of fear?
The US and other nations have stepped up their military role in Syria as the Assad regime weakens. But they must not repeat the mistake made in Iraq and Afghanistan and hold low expectations for postwar reconstruction. Muslim societies can be democratic.
A round-up of global commentary for the May 18, 2015 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the May 18, 2015, weekly magazine.