The attack last week on a school in Peshawar brought people together like few other events. Could it finally break the country’s cycle of violence and muddled responses.
The announcement Wednesday came with a statement of the blindingly obvious: Policies established during the depths of the Cold War had failed.
As developments this week have made clear, the Russian economy is in big trouble, and it’s not clear Putin knows how to get out of it.
By seriously considering breaking up the country, Scotland helped launch a debate that is fundamentally changing how America’s closest ally functions.
For leaders of the Islamic State, the world probably doesn’t look as good as it did a few months ago. They’re not exactly losing. But they’re not winning anymore, either.
Differences over the details still are serious — but probably less of a problem than the political will to get a deal done. So it’s remarkable that negotiations have gotten as far as they have.