This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)
Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.
It's good that NATO and Russia met. Dialogue should continue, with the EU and U.S. prepared to negotiate a deal normalizing relations.However, the allies won't know without trying. And everyone would benefit from ending the current impasse. Especially the Ukrainian people.
In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost's "Following Francis" columnist, Sebastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues. In the interview, he acknowledges the limits of Europe's ability to absorb refugees while focusing on the larger picture of why there are so many migrants. (continued)
Which perspective is right: Russia's view that it needs a military-free buffer zone on its borders to protect it against a new invasion, or the West's view that it needs troops on Russia's borders to prevent Moscow from subjugating its neighbors again?
If you're one of the many who don't like any presidential nominee this election cycle, don't waste your energy trying to decide whether to vote or not to vote, focus your thinking on which nominee's spouse you could tolerate in the White House.
In the 1980s, Mikhail Gorbachev issued a call for Glasnost, meaning transparency and open discussion of issues that had been taboo. Now the U.S. badly needs a dose of Glasnost if we are to face domestic and international challenges that our ideology in place has proven incapable of mastering.
What, pray tell, is House Speaker Paul Ryan thinking? He is working like a beaver to bail out Puerto Rico's banana republic fiscal situation and manipulating the bailout on behalf of a handful of corrupt, Romney-donor hedge funds.
During his first years as president, Vladimir Putin has repeatedly declared that the rebuilding of the Russian state is his goal and his very highest ...
BEIRUT -- Serious pressure is being applied to Putin to come down from the high wire along which he has warily trod until now, balancing Russia's Western-aligned elites on one hand and those concerned that Russia faces a real military and geo-financial threat from NATO on the other.
Border tensions and occasional skirmishes have been regular occurrences in the disputed territory since the May 1994 ceasefire agreement, but the recent clashes were the worst outbreak of violence in two decades.
So far, technology and science have not given us the hope that they will stop war. We must therefore be on our guard not to incite war--and not to pick leaders that have a propensity to lead us into armed conflict.
YEREVAN, Armenia -- A lot of leaders in the West are appalled that Donald Trump, whom they see as a demagogue, bully and know-nothing, has a shot at becoming president of the United States. Many countries in the former Soviet Union are pulling for the presumptive Republican candidate, however.
Now that Donald Trump is all but assured the Republican nomination, the recent exchanges between Putin and Trump deserve more attention. No other ca...
The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)
Certain entities will use shell companies to avoid paying taxes on income, launder money or hide evidence of misconduct. Here is a look at some individuals and companies that appear in the Panama Papers.