Nicholas Kristof

Time to reinforce a norm

It looks as if we will be firing Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria in the coming days, and critics are raising legitimate concerns: President Bashar Al Assad may escalate....

Looking for a jump-start in China

Here is my prediction about China: New paramount leader Xi Jinping will spearhead a resurgence of economic reform and probably some political easing as well. Mao’s body will be...

How giving became cool

How giving became cool

It was 15 years ago that Ted Turner needed something interesting to say in a speech — and decided, in a rush, to give away US$1 billion (S$1.2 billion). “I was on my way to New...