Here We Go Again: Russia Gears Up to Interfere in 2020 Election With Coronavirus Disinformation
A campaign linked to Russia aims to manipulate this year’s elections in the United States and Europe. Trump needs to let the intelligence professionals do their work.
The Internet Likes Kim Yo Jong a Little Too Much
Online crushes on the possible next North Korean leader fit an old pattern of the dangerous and erotic Orient.
Washington’s Anti-Huawei Tactics Need a Reboot In Europe
Efforts to convince allies of the Chinese threat in 5G have floundered.
How to Tell Whether Crazy North Korean Stories Are True
With Kim Jong Un missing, careful readings are more important than ever.
The Pandemic’s Hidden Human Trafficking Crisis
The coronavirus has created more people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers—and revealed the world’s unpreparedness to protect them.
In Egypt, the Coronavirus Poses a Political Threat
The pandemic has exposed the shortfalls of a government that has neglected the health sector for too long.
Can a Small Lebanese Town Become a Model for Conquering COVID-19?
The coronavirus hit Lebanon in the middle of an economic crisis. Unless the country can overcome rampant corruption and provide adequate social services, it won’t stop the pandemic.
Trump Fixates on China as Nuclear Arms Pact Nears Expiration
The administration insists any future START treaty has to include Beijing as well as Moscow, but experts say there is almost no chance China will agree.
As Putin Seeks to Reinvent History, Russia-Czech Relations Hit a New Low
Three Prague officials are under police protection following reports of a poison plot.
What Comes Next for North Korea
With Kim Jong Un absent for weeks, speculation over his whereabouts is rife. Should he die, who will come to rule North Korea?
Terminal Deflation Is Coming
Central banks’ interventions in the pandemic economy are unprecedentedly vast—and not nearly enough.
China’s Neighbors Face a Belligerent Post-Pandemic Beijing
Experts discuss the regional fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
WHO Becomes Battleground as Trump Chooses Pandemic Confrontation Over Cooperation
Critics say fighting the coronavirus has become secondary as U.S. seeks to hamstring the World Health Organization, turning it into a 2020 election issue along with Chinese trade.
It’s Time to Help Africa Fight the Virus
The continent is ripe for a public health disaster, and Western powers must step in to prevent another global catastrophe.
Navy Delays Reinstating Captain of Infected Carrier
U.S. Navy says it will extend the investigation into the coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, suggesting questions persist about the actions of the ship’s fired skipper.
After the Coronavirus, Don’t Repeat 9/11’s Mistakes
Americans are still living with the botched response to terrorism in 2001. The post-pandemic world needs better.
In the Mekong, a Confluence of Calamities
Drought coupled with the coronavirus pandemic spells danger for food security.
Afghans Choose Between Sickness and Starvation
Living marginal lives even before the pandemic, many in this war-ruined land have no choice but to defy the lockdown and turn to begging.
Generosity Is an Easy Win for China After the Coronavirus Pandemic
Electrifying rural health care facilities would burnish Beijing’s reputation in poor countries throughout Africa and Asia and cost next to nothing.
Forget Washington and Beijing. These Days Global Leadership Comes From Berlin.
People love to hate Germany—but the country is doing far more than most nations to help its European neighbors fight the coronavirus.
With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely to Make a Power Move
There are many ways Beijing could use the mystery surrounding Kim Jong Un’s disappearance to its advantage. None of them are good for the United States or Japan.
Europe Can Afford to Fight With China
Beijing likes to use economic threats to bully European countries. But they don’t need China as much as they think.
Authoritarians Are Exploiting the Coronavirus. Democracies Must Not Follow Suit.
Democracies are far more effective at combating national crises, but that hasn’t stopped despots across the world from trying to tighten their grip.
For Venezuelans, State-Enforced Self-Isolation Is Nothing New
Nicolás Maduro’s undemocratic regime has cut Venezuela off from the outside world for years, destroying the economy and depleting the health care system.
India Cracks Down on Chinese Investment as Mood Turns Against Beijing
Like many countries angered by Beijing’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak, India has turned skeptical of economic dependence on China.
Trump’s Politicization of U.S. Intelligence Agencies Could End in Disaster
Purging seasoned professionals and politicizing the work of analysts and agents endanger American lives.
The Coronavirus Has Pushed North Korea’s Economy to the Edge
Despite the crisis, there’s no signs of reform from Pyongyang.
3 Scenarios for Kim Jong Un’s Mysterious Absence
The United States and South Korea should be ready to cooperate whether Kim is dead, sick, or about to reappear.
Mohammed bin Salman’s Bloody Dream City of Neom
Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion planned high-tech city involves forced evictions and vague promises of compensation. The killing of an activist who protested the development has reminded the world how the kingdom handles dissent.
The Future of Korean Politics Might Be This Defector From Pyongyang
Thae Yong-ho went from North Korean diplomat to South Korean politician.
5 Things to Know If Kim Jong Un Dies
Hereditary dictatorships rarely last past three generations, and collapse may be in the cards for North Korea.
The Last Great Race
Climate change has altered Alaska’s landscape, and the experiences of Arctic mushers are the canary in the coal mine.
The Future Is Asian—but Not Chinese
A post-pandemic cold war is developing between the United States and China—but both sides are losing the ideological fight.
Why Populists Want a Multipolar World
Aspiring authoritarians are sick of the liberal order and eager for new patrons in Russia and China.
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Trump loyalist moves to the State Department, the United Arab Emirates prolongs the conflict in Libya, and Orthodox churches turn into coronavirus hotspots.
Don’t Bash Globalization—It Will Rescue Our Economies After the Pandemic
The pundits are once again proclaiming the end of capitalism and globalization. But global production networks are highly resilient, and ready to come back online.
Not Even the Coronavirus Can Overcome Northern Ireland’s Divisions
Even in the face of an existential crisis, the country’s political leaders default to battles over culture and identity.
‘We’re Doing What the Government Won’t Do’
In Mexico, a growing citizen movement is searching for thousands of victims of forced disappearance in the absence of enforcement of government policies.
Missouri Opens Up a New Front Against China in Coronavirus Blame Game
State sues Beijing for negligent and deceitful behavior in spreading the virus--good luck with that.
Pyongyang Might Be Ready for a Helping Hand From Seoul
Pride may get in the way, but mutual success against the coronavirus offers a strong foundation for cooperation.
Pakistan’s Government Is Caught Between a Mosque and a Hard Place
The authorities are struggling to enforce social distancing rules during Ramadan.
Guesswork and Rumors Make for Bad North Korea Policy
The United States can take steps to clear up the darkness around Pyongyang’s actions.
In Latest Post-Impeachment Move, Trump Administration Shifts a Loyalist to the State Department
Political appointee Alexander Alden will take over a role in a bureau caught in the middle of Trump’s impeachment and trial.
A Tale of Two Rescue Plans
The United States suffers record unemployment while Europe fares better in battling the coronavirus shutdown.
Nobody Can Help Iraq Anymore
The country has another new prime minister nominee—but no new hopes of success.
Pentagon Asks for More Cash to Cut Down Civilian Deaths
Under fire from human rights groups, the Pentagon is asking lawmakers for funding to improve its ability to track civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, Foreign Policy has learned.
Hun Sen’s Coronavirus Crackdown
The Cambodian prime minister is using the pandemic as cover to silence his remaining critics.
‘In the Balkans, if You Neglect History, It Will Backfire’
The acting prime minister of Kosovo says the United States helped bring down his government.
To Fast or Not to Fast—That Is the Coronavirus Question for Ramadan
With Ramadan services sharply curtailed due to the pandemic, many Muslims are wondering if the required fasting might also pose a health risk.
Biden Must Speak Out Against Israeli Annexation Plans Before It’s Too Late
With Trump’s blessing, Israel is getting ready to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as soon as July. Biden shouldn’t go along.
Middle East Autocrats Target South Asian Workers
Hundreds of Nepalis and others have been deported under cover of the pandemic.
The Coronavirus Oil Shock Is Just Getting Started
The pandemic is causing crisis for energy-producing governments around the world—and could change the global economy forever.
Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan Is a Threat to Israel’s National Security
Annexing the West Bank would threaten Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, anger allies in the Gulf, undermine the Palestinian Authority, and endanger Israel as a Jewish democracy.
The Pandemic Could Tighten China’s Grip on Eurasia
Despite border closures, Russia and others may be pushed even closer to Beijing.
How the Bottom Fell Out of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
A rocky marriage of convenience that has lasted since World War II could derail as oil markets crash and mutual mistrust reaches new heights.
Russia and North Korea Are Fighting—Over Fish
Moscow’s broader ambitions for the Far East are stopping it from cracking down on North Korean poachers in Russian waters.
NATO Has a New Weak Link for Russia to Exploit
North Macedonia just became NATO’s newest and weakest member. That makes it a ripe target for interference.
China and the United States Are Both Losing the Blame Game
Pointing fingers over the coronavirus is a dangerous distraction from the crisis.
India Is Scapegoating Muslims for the Spread of the Coronavirus
The pandemic has provided fresh opportunity for Hindu nationalists to beat down an already disadvantaged minority group.
Science Shows Chinese Dams Are Devastating the Mekong
New data demonstrates a devastating effect on downstream water supplies that feed millions of people.
North Macedonia’s Orthodox Church Could Become a Coronavirus Super-Spreader
Despite an otherwise strict nationwide lockdown, the government’s politically motivated decision to allow Orthodox Christians to take communion from shared spoons could unleash a major COVID-19 outbreak.
The Pandemic Is Cover for a Crackdown in Hong Kong
The gap between the mainland and the city is closing fast.
How Capital Markets Can Contain the Coronavirus
As governments and central banks run out of fiscal stimulus options, COVID-19 social bonds could be critical in softening the economic blow.
After the Coronavirus, Terrorism Won’t Be the Same
As big-government initiatives expand and leaders deflect blame, anti-establishment groups, angry Luddites, and China-haters could turn to violence.
Congress Asks for New Social Distancing Rules on U.S. Warships
A top Democrat wants the CDC to draw up fresh rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus after an outbreak sidelined an aircraft carrier in Guam.
Democracies Can’t Blame Putin for Their Disinformation Problem
The focus on foreign subversion ignores the damage being done at home.
The World Needs to Change How It Trades Drugs
Trump’s pressure led India to reverse an export ban on an unproven treatment for COVID-19. The incident reveals flaws in how medical provisions are traded.
The Hidden Flaw in Sweden’s Anti-Lockdown Strategy
The government expects citizens to freely follow its advice—but not all ethnic groups have equal access to expertise.
Singapore’s Coronavirus Success Story Hits a Snag
Though the curve has flattened, new cases have exploded among migrant workers who live in the country’s far-flung dormitories. Human rights watchers say these developments should be no surprise.
Russia Isn’t the Only One Getting Its Hands Dirty in Libya
The United Arab Emirates, backed by France, is helping to fuel continued bloodshed in the North African country.
The Curious Case of the Maybe Dead Dictator
A story with a single source sent Twitter into a frenzy: Is Kim Jong Un brain-dead, or is he resting after a successful operation? Once again, no one really knows what’s happening in the elusive country of North Korea.
How the Coronavirus Saved Netanyahu’s Political Career
For an Israeli leader who stokes fear to fuel his power, the pandemic came as opportunity.
There’s No Such Thing as Good Liberal Hegemony
It’s not just that the United States has made mistakes—the very idea of U.S. global leadership is broken from the ground up.
Oil Price Nosedive Continues as Trump’s Deal Fails to Deliver
The impact of the coronavirus sends markets into an unprecedented slump, with no end in sight.
The Coronavirus Could Upend Trump’s China Trade Deal
Bleak data on China’s economic outlook counters claims by Trump officials that the U.S. economy can get quickly back on track when the lockdown lifts.
Earth Day at 50 Reveals What’s Missing in Climate Change Fight
The Earth Day jubilee is reason to celebrate the dramatic progress in cleaning up the environment—and draw the right lessons for the fight against climate change.
North Korea Continues to Flout Trump, Advance Nuclear Ambitions
A U.N. panel concludes that the U.S. president’s outreach to Kim Jong Un has changed little in his behavior.
The United States Can’t Ditch China Yet
Fraying ties need not spell the end of the U.S.-China relationship.
The Pandemic Is Slicing Away Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada
The Wet’suwet’en ended pipeline protests for safety’s sake, but the police aren’t following the rules.
In Europe, the Lives of Refugees Are on Hold
The pandemic proves a mixed blessing: Deportations are suspended but so is health care.
The Next Pandemic Might Not Be Natural
Conspiracy theories and pseudoscience have left the United States fatally unprepared for real biological warfare.
Privacy and the Pandemic: Time for a Digital Bill of Rights
Democratic governments need digital tools and personal data to combat the crisis, but too much sharing can be dangerous to individuals. How can they strike the right balance?
Beijing’s Propaganda Is Finding Few Takers
As the Chinese Communist Party embarks on a presumptive goodwill campaign, few in the developing world are falling for it.
If a Torturer Switches Sides, Does He Deserve Mercy?
A Syrian official goes on trial this week for war crimes. His defense centers on the rebels who helped him defect—and now want nothing to do with him.
Brazil’s Health System Isn’t Ready for the Coronavirus
The country’s public hospital capacity is already strained, and Jair Bolsonaro’s reckless policies will hit the poor the hardest.
Why Jair Bolsonaro’s Coronavirus Denialism Won’t Hurt Him
The Brazilian president is banking on popular outrage at lockdowns if the economy falls apart—and elite fears of his vice president.
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No global cease-fire, big government is here to stay, and the misuse of accurate disaster predictions.
The Remaking of Big Pharma in a Post-Pandemic World
COVID-19 has bucked conventional wisdom on how the industry must operate.
Brother Tayyip’s Soup Kitchen
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s battle with opposition local governments over who provides coronavirus relief is endangering the public.
After Flattening the Curve, Austria Takes a Gamble
Under political and public pressure, Austria has begun to reopen the economy. Will that backfire?
Pentagon Considers Extending Enlistments During Pandemic
Senior defense official expects to see more impacts to war readiness as the coronavirus outbreak hampers recruiting and halts travel.
NATO Chief Rebukes China Over Coronavirus Disinformation
Stoltenberg says state-backed disinformation campaigns are making the health crisis worse.
Globalization Will Look Very Different After the Coronavirus Pandemic
New barriers are going up at breathtaking speed. The pandemic will accelerate not the demise of globalization but its transformation.
While some Americans scramble to get home, others watch the growing number of infections in the United States and say they are better staying put.
How Trump and Putin Weakened U.N. Bid for a Global Cease-Fire
U.S. officials worry that counterterrorism operations will be constrained.
A Global Pandemic Bailout Was Coming—Until America Stopped It
The IMF was getting ready to respond to an unprecedented international crisis. Why did the Trump administration refuse to play along?
Nicaragua Is Stumbling Into Coronavirus Disaster
An aging autocrat and an already wrecked health care system are a dangerous combination.
Thais Show How to Beat China’s Online Army
A pop culture battle turned into a nationalist frenzy and a propaganda problem.
Fake News, Real Arrests
Rampant misinformation has led to dozens of arrests in India, but leaders aren’t doing much to address the root of the problem.
Will Trump’s Decision to Cut WHO Funding Accomplish Anything?
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening international institutions, the European Union, and military readiness while shattering economic policy orthodoxies.
In Afghanistan, the Coronavirus Could Be Deadlier Than War
The pandemic has hit the war-ravaged country at the worst possible time—just as peace appeared possible and as foreign military aid disappears.
South Korea Is a Liberal Country Now
Moon Jae-in’s crushing victories have permanently reshaped his nation’s politics.
Germany Found a Strongman for Its Coronavirus Crisis
The Bavarian governor’s law-and-order paternalism has been extraordinarily popular—and could shape the country’s post-Merkel future.
Iran’s Nurses Are Martyrs to Trump’s Maximum Pressure
The Trump administration’s sanctions have made it impossible for Iranian medical personnel to keep themselves safe amid the pandemic.
Europe Needs an Alexander Hamilton, Not More Budget Hawks
Without mutual debt in the form of Eurobonds, the continent’s economic crisis will get worse, Euroskepticism will increase, and the EU could fall apart.
Pentagon Worries Social Distancing Could Impede America’s Deterrent
The U.S. military confronts a trade-off between maintaining readiness for war and the health of its service members.
No, the Coronavirus Will Not Change the Global Order
We should be skeptical toward claims that the pandemic changes everything. China won’t benefit, and the United States will remain preeminent.
The Coronavirus Is Exposing Populists’ Hollow Politics
As the crisis worsens, even more extreme groups may prosper.
Key Nominees Sit in Limbo as Trump Grapples with Senate
U.S. scrambling to fill major posts addressing the coronavirus pandemic and economic aid.
Congress Seeks to Confront China With $6 Billion in New Defense Spending
If Beijing is the problem, let’s “put our money where our mouth is,” says a senior Republican.
Trump Is Stirring Chaos in Kosovo at the Worst Possible Time
A political crisis encouraged by the United States threatens to worsen the coronavirus outbreak.
Duterte’s Response to the Coronavirus: ‘Shoot Them Dead’
The Philippines president’s order to kill quarantine violators amid coronavirus chaos tests democracy yet again in his country.
How the Economy Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic
The pandemic will change the economic and financial order forever. We asked nine leading global thinkers for their predictions.
China Is Bargain Hunting—and Western Security Is at Risk
Beijing could use the coronavirus-induced economic crisis to go on a buying spree. The U.S. and European governments must restrict the purchasing of distressed companies in sensitive sectors.
U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary
The decision comes after U.S. officials and human rights advocates complained that Tencent aids Beijing in surveillance.
America First? The Coronavirus Couldn’t Care Less
The only way Washington can truly defeat the pandemic is by resetting its diplomatic agenda.
China’s Racism Is Wrecking Its Success in Africa
The expulsion of Africans from their homes in southern China is causing a diplomatic storm.
The Coronavirus Loosens Lips in Hanoi
Vietnam’s repressive politics have opened up to handle the crisis. Will it last?
The Secret to Coronavirus Success Is Trust
Destructive partisan divides and mistrust of government will hamper U.S. efforts.
After the Coronavirus, the Era of Small Government Will Be Over
The pandemic has put the state at the center of political life around the world. The aftermath will keep it there.
As the Coronavirus Spreads, Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral Too
Dubious and unfounded claims on the internet intended for domestic consumption are reaching far beyond their target audiences, allowing governments to spread disinformation cheaply and easily.
In the Post-Coronavirus World, Chinese Power Is Overrated
A global resurgence in national self-reliance might actually be a good thing for America’s place in the world.
The Coronavirus Threatens Some More Than Others
Refugees, migrant laborers, and the global poor are especially susceptible to the pandemic. There’s little time to bridge the gap between haves and have-nots.
We Can Make the Post-Coronavirus World a Much Less Violent Place
The pandemic has decreased some kinds of crime and increased others. But the world is much safer than it used to be, and we know how to make it even safer.
How to Stop a Looming Food Crisis
Trade restrictions are breaking supply chains, and coronavirus lockdowns are preventing laborers from working on farms. Countries need to step back and stop panicking.
The Coronavirus Has Paralyzed Europe’s Far-Right
The continent’s borders are closed, as extreme nationalists always wanted—but they’re one of the pandemic's victims anyway.
In Canada, Patience Wearing Thin Over Trump’s Antics
A threat to militarize the border and attempts to hold up lifesaving medical supplies have roiled the calmest of countries.
Viktor Orban Can’t Eradicate the Coronavirus by Decree
Hungary’s authoritarian leader has granted himself dictatorial powers, but his neglect of the country’s health system and his powerlessness in the face of a depreciating currency will come back to haunt him.
Outgoing USAID Chief Says Pandemic Underscores Importance of Foreign Aid
In an interview, Mark Green says this is no time to be slashing assistance to the developing world or global health.
Don’t Let Leaders Use the Coronavirus as an Excuse to Violate Civil Liberties
Today’s emergency measures could become tomorrow’s trampling of free speech.
South Korea Holds World’s First National Coronavirus Election
The opposition appears to be coming up short by criticizing the shortcomings of the government’s COVID-19 response.
Why Politicians Ignore Disaster Predictions
Experts see catastrophe on the horizon, but nobody wants to pay the costs beforehand.
U.S. Official: Beware of Chinese Leaders Bearing Coronavirus Gifts
Senior State arms official says China’s outreach could put at risk sovereign U.S. allies and American weapons systems.
Slow Internet Is Speeding the Spread of the Coronavirus in Kashmir
The region is accustomed to lockdowns, but New Delhi’s ban on high-speed internet is undermining the medical community’s ability to fight the pandemic.
The United States Is Getting Infected With Dictatorship
The coronavirus pandemic has provided an opening for Donald Trump to attack transparency, voting rights, and accountability.
‘Mask Diplomacy’ a Boost for Taiwan
With U.S.-China relations showing scant improvement, Taiwan may bolster its global standing.
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History lesson in pandemics, Iraqi militias becoming more aggressive, and the danger facing India’s sanitation workers.
What I Learned About the Coronavirus World From Watching Zombie Flicks
There are terrible parallels between the pandemic and the zombie apocalypse. But don’t despair—there is hope for humanity yet.
Modi’s India Isn’t Prepared for the Coronavirus
New Delhi’s lockdown has stalled the spread of the pandemic but a lack of planning has led to hunger, uncertainty, and panic.
Turkmenistan’s Secretive Strongman Remains in Denial About the Pandemic
Berdimuhamedov and other tyrants are jeopardizing efforts to defeat the coronavirus, activists say.
OPEC and Russia Parry Mexico to Ink Historic Deal to Slash Oil Output
But even the unprecedented agreement ultimately reached Sunday shows there is no easy way to halt the rapid collapse in global oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Poor Countries Need to Think Twice About Social Distancing
Policies imposed in rich countries to fight the coronavirus could have adverse effects in low-income nations—potentially endangering more lives than they save.
Only Surveillance Can Save Us From Coronavirus
Big data offers tools to stop the pandemic right now—if we change our definition of privacy.
Nationalists Claim They Want to Redefine Conservatism, but They’re Not Sure What It Is
A February gathering in Rome outlined a muddled vision for the future, claiming the mantle of Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II while indulging the far-right.
Yemen: The Perfect Target for COVID-19
A new report says the Middle East’s poorest country is uniquely vulnerable, as it records its first case of the coronavirus.
Kenya’s Labor Market Wasn’t Made for a Pandemic
Informal workers propped up the country’s economy—until they were suddenly struggling to survive.
Japan Is Testing the Limits of Pandemic Economics
Can the world’s most indebted country afford a $1 trillion stimulus?
Biden Likely to Embrace Some of Sanders’s Foreign-Policy Ideas, Especially After the Pandemic
The former vice president’s team is already in touch with the Sanders camp about a unified platform, operatives say.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Be the Key to Peace in Yemen
After years of failed attempts at talks and cease-fires, COVID-19 may be enough to push the Saudis, Houthis, and Yemeni government to the negotiating table.
Russia Is Losing the Oil War—and the Middle East
Moscow spent years building influence in the region—and lost it all playing hardball with Riyadh.
No Masks, No Gloves
With India on lockdown, hundreds of thousands of people are cleaning up trash, medical waste, and even sewage without any protective equipment.
Let the Referendum on Trump and Trumpism Begin
The November election isn’t just the most important political event of 2020 in the United States. It’s the most important political event in the world.
How Republicans View a Biden-Trump Race
Our contributors weigh in on Bernie Sanders’s departure from the U.S. presidential race—and what it means for an election campaign overshadowed by the coronavirus.
Taiwan Is Exporting Its Coronavirus Successes to the World
Despite being shut out of WHO, Taiwan has largely succeeded in containing the coronavirus. Even as it faces a second wave of infections, it is helping other countries—and bolstering its soft power in the process.
The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back
The latest U.S. data proves the world is in its steepest freefall ever—and the old economic and political playbooks don’t apply.
Keep Calm, the British Government Will Carry On
Boris Johnson’s hospitalization has sparked fears of instability, but the U.K. government has functioned smoothly in the absence of prime ministers in the past and continues to do so today.
Can the United Nations Survive the Coronavirus?
In the absence of U.S. leadership, the U.N. is struggling to carve out a role in the face of what may be the greatest threat since its founding.
5 Reasons Why a Global Agreement to Prop Up Oil Prices Won’t Work
Even if the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia make a historic show of cooperation, any respite for the oil industry will be short-lived.
Pandemic Stymies Congressional Check on Trump’s Foreign Policy
Public hearings and classified briefings are another political casualty in the age of contagion.
China Has Its Eyes on Serbia
Beijing is using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence into the EU’s backyard.
How the World Got Berned
Bernie Sanders left the stage just as much of the U.S. government—and the world—was turning to his socialist ideas in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Argentina’s Friendships Could Jeopardize Its Debt Relief
Facing a coronavirus-aggravated economic downturn, Argentine President Alberto Fernández is walking a foreign-policy tightrope between Bolivia, Venezuela, and the United States.
European Hopes for Coronavirus Relief Rise—and Then Fall Again
The curve appeared to be flattening at last, but the latest numbers augur a longer crisis.
Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
Insurgents around the world are using the pandemic to win new converts and weaken their enemies.
Migrant Workers Can’t Afford a Lockdown
As Qatar races to complete construction projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a small army of workers from South Asia are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus Will Destroy Turkey’s Economy
Ankara’s finances were weak before the pandemic—but the combination of external debt, a public health crisis, and a president who chooses to protect his reputation rather than his people could spell disaster.
Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The world’s major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition—and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.
America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus
Nations have always mobilized young people when facing existential crises like war. The case for national service has never been clearer.