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November 2015

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Some 183 countries are committed to taking action on climate change in Paris. When was the last time 183 nations did, well, anything?

Ending child marriage

The 54-member African Union is committing itself to eliminating a practice that robs children of a fundamental human right.

Turkey shoot

The downing of a Russian warplane over Syria marks a dangerous escalation.

A crisis recedes

A year ago, Ukraine was embattled and worried about its future – which makes Ukraine's progress in recent months worth noting.

Brussels shut down this weekend because of the threat of terror. It speaks to the different kind of war facing the West.

Global well-being

An already shaky global economy now has to deal with the aftermath of Paris and Sinai.

A turning point approaches

France wants a 'large coalition' to deal 'decisively' with Islamic State. That could have far-reaching ramifications.

Majority rules

Myanmar’s opposition seals a historic victory, but possibly at the expense of its Muslim minority.

Refuge and safety

As if Syrian refugees haven't suffered enough, now they face fears about terrorists infiltrating with them.

Uniting against terrorism

As after 9/11, civilized nations must work together. As with al-Qaeda, the Islamic State must be deprived of its safe haven.