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Society & Culture

Joji Sakurai
, 26 August 2014
In separate quests for beauty and perfection, Japanese and Italians are lulled into provincial trapt
Joseph Chamie
, 22 July 2014
With loose enforcement, implicit message on immigration: if you make it, you can stay
Nayef Al-Rodhan
, 15 July 2014
Europe overlooks long history of good exchanges with Arab-Islamic world and encourages defensive posture
Ooi Kee Beng
, 26 June 2014
Islam has no centralized controls; any power-hungry despot can use religion as an excuse
Dilip Hiro
, 18 June 2014
In Syria and Iraq, ISIS exploits power voids, frustrations over minority rights, and Sunni-Shia divide
Pallavi Aiyar
, 5 June 2014
Aging, wealthy Europe turns on immigrants for a willingness to work for low wages
Johan Lagerkvist
, 3 June 2014
Crackdown on June 4, 1989, cowed the Chinese people and the world, eroding democratic values
Amrita Nandy
, 13 May 2014
Biological parenthood is valued over all other forms – childlessness should be de-stigmatized
Lamin Sanneh
, 29 April 2014
Jihad in Africa has long complicated foreign relations, and Muslims still struggle to define and control the quest
Michael Mandelbaum
, 24 April 2014
Fierce opposition to immigration festers in US and Europe – the US political backlash will be less severe