Saturday, October 4, 2014
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the Korean Peninsula remains stifled by a wall of division,” stated South Korean President Park Geun-hye. In a landmark address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Park made the bold assertion, “I call on the international community to stand with us in tearing down the world's last remaining wall of division.”
In the years since Hong Kong reverted from British rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, the territory has never witnessed such scenes of chaos. The administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping has found itself with a major political problem on its hands.
Washington will have to stand by Afghanistan for years, training and funding its army until Kabul can sign a peace deal with the Taliban, or it will follow Iraq in sliding into chaos, experts warn.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And
Months after the collapse of U.S.-led efforts to advance Middle East peace, experts say Palestinians and Israelis have finally agreed on at least one thing — further talks would be futile.
The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State (IS) group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.
The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling “endless” atrocities.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders — yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.