Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
The government should focus on improving defenses against quakes rather than spending resources on the extremely difficult task of predicting when they will strike.
Technologies combined with liberal arts are indispensable for the third industrial revolution, which is almost over, and the fourth industrial revolution, which has just begun.
The U.S. should drop its expensive and risky commitment to go to war on behalf of a nation largely irrelevant to American security.
The Defense Ministry's program to fund dual-use research opens up serious moral and ethical questions for university researchers.
Prime Minister Abe should consider whether yet another election is in the interests of voters — especially if it's to be held with the disparity in the value of votes between constituencies uncorrected.
The world's billionaires control $5.1 trillion, or more money than the entire Japanese economy.
Colombians should accept the peace deal, which offers justice rather than retribution or vengeance.
Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.
Lawmakers in the Diet should once again scrutinize how far the administration intends to expand the SDF's overseas missions under Abe's call for "proactive contribution to peace" and how that should be controlled.
Throughout his career, Bob Dylan's songs have struck a chord with the young and young at heart around the world. It is hard to imagine a "purer" or more deserving form of literature.
It looks like the Abe administration will seek a quick fix to the abdication issue, rather than finding a long-term solution.
The government is thinking about ways to protect major electricity suppliers from the massive costs they face to decommission their nuclear reactors.
The time has come for truly meaningful discussions on whether Japan should keep executing prisoners.
The Obama administration must answer for its support of the Saudi campaign, which is prolonging a conflict that has claimed the lives of at least 10,000 people and displaced 3 million.
Britain doesn't have to make any black-and-white decisions when it comes to dealing with Brexit.
Vladimir Putin's Russia has used anti-terror regulations to muffle the voices of those who offer independent or alternative views, especially the news media.
Developments in the world economy threaten to create problems for the next U.S. president and, possibly, trigger a major financial crisis.
Two great sieges are getting under way in the Middle East, one in Mosul, Iraq, and the other in Aleppo, Syria.
The "Bard of Hibbing" is a poetico-musical revolution in one man and one body of work. It is this tour de force that the Nobel committee has recognized in its selection.
Seventy years after the Nuremberg trials, it's time to give teeth to efforts to bring war criminals to justice.