5 Top Reads
Our Top Weekend Reads
Trump’s credibility is collapsing, government officials are hiding information about the coronavirus, and Putin is set to become Russia’s president for life.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s inability to effectively combat the coronavirus could ultimately doom his bid for reelection.
Meanwhile, a new round of constitutional changes implemented in Russia could see President Vladimir Putin remain at the helm for almost two more decades.
And Japan and South Korea are reeling due to the effects of the coronavirus, but they still find time to point fingers at each other.
Here are Foreign Policy’s top weekend reads.
As the coronavirus takes hold in the United States and the economy faces recession, Trump’s credibility is further eroded, Foreign Policy’s Michael Hirsh writes.
As the coronavirus spreads, a dangerous trend has followed: Government leaders and other officials are intentionally obfuscating data, suppressing information, and misinforming citizens about the outbreak, Suzanne Nossel writes.
Russia’s political future became a little bit clearer when a series of choreographed moves in the country’s parliament set the stage for Putin to stay in his role for another 16 years, Foreign Policy’s Reid Standish writes.
Japan and South Korea have both been hit hard by the coronavirus, but they have shown that when times get tough, they will still prioritize the most important thing: blaming each other, William Sposato writes.
The ideas and practices that guided Christians through countless plagues across millennia still have relevance today, Lyman Stone writes.