A vendor sells bats at the Tomohon meat market in Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Feb. 8.

The Coronavirus Could Finally Kill the Wild Animal Trade

The outbreak may be the push needed to help prevent zoonotic diseases.

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a board displaying the Nikkei 225 Index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Feb. 25. Japan's stock market joined the global rout as fears of a prolonged economic hit from the coronavirus outbreak have chilled investor sentiment.

World Stock Markets Begin Betting on a Coronavirus Slowdown

Big declines in the United States, Europe, and Asia and an inverted yield curve indicate market players are starting to fear the worst.

Egyptian judge Mohammed Shirin Fahmi (background) listens to the testimony of former president Hosni Mubarak (front), who was ousted following a popular uprisal in 2011, during a session in the retrial of members of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood over charges of plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising, at a make-shift courthouse in southern Cairo on Dec.  26, 2018.

Hosni Mubarak Is Dead, and His Downfall Is His Legacy

The Egyptian strongman’s presidency ended in 2011, but the factors that led to his political demise remain.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the media following a closed-door briefing on Iran at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on May 21, 2019.

How America’s First Jewish President Could Be Tougher on Israel Than His Predecessors

Bernie Sanders, if he wins the White House, could be the first U.S. leader in more than 40 years to declare Jewish settlements illegal.

Then-Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak (left) and President Anwar Sadat watch a military parade in Cairo moments before Sadat is assassinated on Oct. 6, 1981.

Death on the Nile

Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for three decades, leaving a legacy of oppression and corruption.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (C) looks at Spain's King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace in Madrid on Jan. 7.

There’s a Solution to Catalonia’s Crisis. Spain’s King Is Standing in the Way.

Royal inflexibility is weakening Pedro Sánchez’s ability to negotiate while encouraging Catalan secessionists.

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State Department Struggling on Diversity, New Report Finds

The most comprehensive study to date shows that State has in some ways become less diverse than it was in 2002.

A disinfection professional wears protective gear at the National Assembly in Seoul on Feb. 24.

Get Ready for Closed Borders and Crashing Markets

Markets took a new tumble on Monday as WHO indicated a global pandemic may be on the way. If coronavirus becomes 2020’s biggest story, what should the world prepare for?

A rescue worker wearing a protective suit checks on a driver at a roadblock near Milan, Italy, on Feb. 24.

The West Is About to Fail the Coronavirus Test

China made huge mistakes managing the outbreak. The rest of the world may not do any better.

French President Emmanuel Macron meets police officers during a visit to Mulhouse, in eastern France, on Feb. 18.

Emmanuel Macron’s War on Islamism Is Europe’s Future

The French president’s recent speech is a sign that moderate leaders are waking up to the threat posed by political Islam.

Containers are transferred to trucks at the Port of Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2019. Japan’s trade surplus with the United States, like that of many other countries, has fueled U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire, though experts say trade balances are a poor metric to use.

What Trump Really Doesn’t Get About Trade

The U.S. president has disrupted the global economy for three years based on misguided notions about trade deficits. Now it’s Europe’s turn.

Deutsche Bank offices in Los Angeles

Beyond Deutsche: U.S. Banks Also Implicated in Dubious Partnerships Abroad

Investigators say big banks in the United States and elsewhere too often fail to do due diligence on investors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019.

Foreign Interference Starts at Home

The West is obsessing about how its democracies are under attack—except when it comes to all the self-inflicted damage.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks in a nearly empty shopping mall, a few minutes after rush hour, in Beijing on Feb. 24.

How Do You Keep China’s Economy Running With 750 Million in Quarantine?

The “demon virus” threat has rattled the confidence of many Chinese in the regime’s ability to protect people’s lives and jobs.

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5G Explained – Part Two

In this second of three parts, FP Analytics explores 5G's development and its global commercial and geopolitical implications.

A Soldier assigned to the United Kingdom specialized infantry trains Nigerian forces on refined weapon-reloading techniques during Flintlock 20 near Thies, Senegal, Feb. 17, 2020. (U.S. photo by Sgt. Steven Lewis)

In West Africa, U.S. Military Struggles for Scarce Resources as Terrorism Threat Grows

Tensions with Iran almost scuttled a major international training exercise in the Sahel.

An Indonesian health official monitors as passengers from an international flight have their temperature checked as they pass a thermal scanner monitor upon arrival at the Adisucipto International Airport on January 23, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Virus Travel Bans Are Inevitable But Ineffective

Experts can't stop restrictions, but they can mitigate them.

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