Ancient religions that have survived centuries are often the most persecuted: Mandaeans, Yazidis, Zoroastrians, Druze, Samaritans, Copts, and the Kalasha.
Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.
At stake for the Dutch in the controversy over representations of St. Nicholas's black assistant: memory, a nation’s pride, and standards of inclusion and kindness.
Scotland voted “No” to independence by 55 to 45 percent. But my referendum-day journey provides a clue to what was happening in Scotland in the summer of 2014.
From its inception Amazon has sought to disrupt the traditional bookselling market. Now France is trying to disrupt Amazon while protecting independent bookstores.
Despite optimistic hopes for a new “democracy of opinion,” what is more like a new anarchy of opinion has not overcome public skepticism.
China's Xi Jinping insists he will tolerate no concessions to the calls for electoral and governmental reform now being made in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Instead of accepting the cold calculus of politicians, we should look to something deeper for clues about the real sources of peace and conflict.
Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.
The United States commences air strikes against ISIS, without a clear sense of what can be achieved and without authorization from Congress.
The president has reason to be frustrated that one sentence ripped out of context can paint a picture of a directionless approach to the world.