A world of ideas. Commentary and comment on the day's biggest news and most important trends.
Watching Brexit from 3,000 miles away
Commentary: When the biggest-selling newspapers in the country print stories every day about how immigrants are taking people’s jobs, it has a cumulative effect.
I'm British and Spanish. I feel kicked out of myself.
Commentary: It was always comforting to think that I could escape to the UK if Spain became particularly unbearable. Now it turns out that the UK has escaped from me.
The joy of a bicycle, the triumph over a horror such as Orlando
Commentary: What so many violent attacks share is that they are shots to the human spirit. That spirit, however, can never die.
In college, I didn’t know how to be me. Pulse helped me figure it out.
Commentary: When you’re Latino and queer, like me, you’re often made to choose between different parts of your identity. But a club in Orlando felt like home.
The Afghan-American community needs to acknowledge Omar Mateen
Commentary: This was the first time a man of Afghan heritage took so many lives on American soil. And it must be the last.
Get to know the irrepressible Brit pushing for an EU exit
Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, is leading the British campaign to leave the European Union, known as “Brexit.” Some say he's making a play to be the next UK PM.
Why Germany's recognition of Armenian genocide is such a big deal
The German parliament's decision is all the more groundbreaking because it was a politician of Turkish descent who pushed it through.
Women are taking the lead in Nepal's earthquake recovery
Nepalese women have increasingly become community leaders since the 2015 quake, helping to steer humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects to the areas where it is most needed.
Darfur is sick of fighting. This community refuses to wait any longer for peace
Violence still rages in Darfur 13 years after the conflict shocked the world. But not in this village.
A Bahraini doctor — tortured and imprisoned for treating patients — pleads to the US for help
A letter from severely overcrowded Jaw Prison.
Obama's new hostage policy will help families, but may not free captives
On the anniversary of Jim Foley’s killing, journalist David Rohde reflects on US reforms.
Looking back on the death of James Foley
On the one-year anniversary of his death, GlobalPost’s CEO reflects on the correspondent's murder by the Islamic State.
Amnesty International is about to make sex trafficking easier, worldwide
Commentary: A misguided policy suggests that boys will be boys, so we shouldn’t bother trying to stop them.
'The Middle East is a disaster zone.' It needs the stability the Iran deal will bring
Commentary: Wide global support for the agreement with Iran can help restrain Turkey’s and Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.
Women and girls endure unspeakable horrors during war and the UN isn't doing enough about it
Commentary: The international organization's efforts to prevent sexual violence has failed to stop abductions and forced marriages by extremists.
Diego Maradona is a soccer god. Here's why he’d be a terrible FIFA president
Argentina's soccer legend is as famous for scoring goals as he is for violent outbursts, drugs and financial troubles.
Lady Gaga is making Azerbaijan’s human rights abusers look good — and that’s bad
Commentary: The celebrity not only needs to apologize but also to donate her large fee for performing at the European Games to the families of political prisoners.
On eve of Obama’s visit, Kenya cracks down on peaceful dissent
Commentary: Government officials continue to attack human rights organizations.
Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road
Commentary: The country remains strategically important because it sits as a gateway between the East and the West.
In the fight against IS, the US has forgotten key lessons from World War II
Commentary: Just as George Marshall had the Europeans create their own path to stability, an effective alternative to ISIS must come from a coordinated effort among Muslims.
New leadership is sorely needed to make progress for the Palestinians
Commentary: The old playbook of violence by Hamas and delays by Fatah has failed to serve their cause.
How the power balance in the Middle East will shift as Iran is freed of sanctions
Commentary: Money is why Republicans in Congress are tied to Netanyahu’s stance against nuclear deal with Iran.
For some Muslim youth, Islamic State's allure is a meaningful alternative to Western values
Commentary: Convincing young Muslims that liberalism offers a life beyond materialism is key to struggle with Islamic State.
As the Middle East’s newest democracy, Tunisia can take economic lessons from Turkey
Commentary: After the Arab Spring, Tunisia has moved swiftly toward democracy, but its economic growth lags.
A rare and surprising moment of legal accountability in Chad serves notice across Africa
Commentary: Convictions for torture and murder are seen as ‘remarkable victory’ for victims in an unstable country.
A nuclear deal won’t change Iran overnight, but it is better than the alternative
Commentary: It would bring some stability to the world’s most unstable, volatile region.
Equality for Afghan women remains a critical goal for President Ghani
Commentary: Rula Ghani, his wife, is an important partner in fulfilling his promise of leadership for women.
Integrity of the 2015 Nigerian elections is paramount to the future of Africa
There is hope the Abuja Accord will keep the peace even if the vote tally is close.
Putting US boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State would be a major error
Commentary: Pragmatic restraint in support of regional troops offers flexibility and limits casualties.
20 years on, South Africa’s remarkable constitution remains unfulfilled
Commentary: Realizing Mandela’s vision of a democratic future is a collective global responsibility.
Uniting Christian and Muslim women in Nigeria is imperative to build a bridge toward peace
Commentary: Building alliances across religious differences means forgiving and loving an enemy.