In the World

Kim Jong Il at a fruit farm in North Korea
December 19, 2011 Large Image
Fletcher Dean Stephen Bosworth, former U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, considers the implications of Kim Jong Il’s death

The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17 raises questions about that country’s future and its relationships with its neighbors...

hands holding pennies
December 13, 2011 Large Image
Susan Ostrander has written extensively about philanthropy, and helps steer us in the right direction for charitable giving

The holiday onslaught has begun. No, not the gift buying, but the envelopes piling up on your kitchen table with pleas to help save this animal,...

December 13, 2011

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. –The Tufts Community Research Center has awarded a grant to the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (...

a Republican debate lineup of candidates
December 8, 2011 Large Image
Political scientist and commentator Jeffrey Berry handicaps the contest for the Republican nomination

As one Republican presidential hopeful after another has raced to the front of the pack, only to fall back again, Jeffrey Berry has been keeping a...

voters in Cairo
December 6, 2011 Large Image
Between demonstrations and elections, Egypt finds itself on the cusp of necessary change, writes religion professor Ken Garden

There is an Egyptian joke that made the rounds for years. Driving Hosni Mubarak home from his inauguration, his chauffeur, who had also driven the...