A former CIA Islamabad station chief says the U.S. should strengthen its ties with the Afghan president's little brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, who leads Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.
New York is finally on the verge of joining the other 49 states that have adopted divorce laws that do not require couples to establish who is at fault for the split.
Researchers have found that sperm whale waste stimulates carbon removal. More reason to protect whales and thereby marine ecosystems, explains Jennifer Viegas.
"If the people who brought us television had played by the same rules that today's wireless carriers impose - we'd probably all be listening to the radio," Ryan Singel claims.
The struggle between BP and the U.S. government takes place amid a much larger conflict — over whether democratic capitalism is the best political-social-economic system, writes David Brooks.
The Economist's Charlemagne columnist declares Belgium to be a dying country and, for the first time, there've been no accusations of exaggeration. What's going on?
China could be on the cusp of a new movement that markedly improves the lives of its workers, but the country is at an incredibly fragile moment, explains Leo Hindery, Jr.
Bernhard Zand explains why a "frustrated Ankara is turning away from the West and looking east toward Hamas and Iran."
Research shows good luck superstitions can beneficially affect performance. How? They increase our confidence, explains Lin Edwards.
Most Keynesian economics makes good sense to Tyler Cowen but he has to admit that the principles adhered to in Germany might actually be better than the Keynesian alternatives.
Education, not just sport, has become big business, says Mitch Adams amid the decision to levy heavy sanctions on the University of Southern California’s Athletic Department.
Don't confuse the international confrontation between Islam and the West with the local problem of absorbing Muslims into European societies, says "Infidel" author Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
"Why do males of some species attend to their offspring prolongedly, while others tend to spring off post-coitally?" asks Natalie Angier. The answer may relate to the varying social role of infants.
"The poor need not always be with us. That goal can be achieved if we ensure that workers are paid enough to feed their families," says The L.A. Times, whose city has pioneered legislation on the living wage.
Charles Krauthammer disputes the Obama administration's claims that Iran is more isolated in the world. Russia, China, Brazil and Turkey have all sought to assist Iran with its energy ambitions.