The New York Times – United States

Winds of Change on the Lower East Side

In the Assembly district long represented by Sheldon Silver, voters appear to have a good choice of candidates to make a fresh start.

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

A Complicated Alliance With Turkey

The Obama administration is right to focus on combating ISIS and keeping relations with Ankara from deteriorating further.

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Colombia’s Remarkable Peace Process

A landmark agreement between the government and a guerrilla group gives Colombians a way to start relegating this war to the history books.

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Taking a Stand at Standing Rock

My Sioux tribe opposes a pipeline that risks the clean water of millions.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Italy’s Fragile Beauty

It’s too easy to forget that this is a stunning but shaky land.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Unions in the Ivory Tower

Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants finally have the right to unionize at private universities.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

A Stark Reminder of Guantánamo’s Sins

A glimpse of Abu Zubaydah, whom the Bush administration portrayed as the personification of evil, underscores the travesty at Guantánamo.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer – United States

The Telegraph – Great Britain

Globe and Mail – Canada

Yemen: The war Canada can’t afford to ignore

Alarm bells should ring in Ottawa, as a new UN report holds the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen responsible for thousands of deaths

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 10:00 am

When Trudeau visits China, spare a thought for my father

Pro-democracy activist Wang Bingzhang has languished in a Chinese prison for 14 years

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 10:00 am

Opioids: Whatever happened to ‘first, do no harm’?

This is the greatest drug safety crisis of our time: To survive it, we must ask difficult questions about doctors, patients and intended outcomes

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 6:54 pm

Rio glory, Turkish horror: What children fight for

The most effective way to counter Islamic State is to ensure young people everywhere participate in building a future they think is worth growing up for

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:52 pm

Scandals are part of the Clinton package

Questions about Hillary’s e-mails and the family’s charity follow the pattern of problems that marked Bill’s time in power

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 10:00 am

Why the Timbuktu case is a breakthrough for International Criminal Court

The prosecution of an Islamic radical for the destruction of cultural sites in Mali is the first of its kind

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 10:00 am

The personal politics of wearing a burkini

Donning a burkini can be a sign of modesty, or it may be that the woman wearing it is sensitive to sun, or is a cancer survivor

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 9:36 pm

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