Cash-Strapped Lebanon Isn’t Ready for the Coronavirus
Grappling with economic and political turmoil, Lebanon’s government is underequipped for a public health emergency.
Taiwan Wants to Help Fight the Coronavirus. WHO Won’t Let It.
Amid a global health threat, international organizations shouldn’t be playing Beijing’s political games.
How Hackers and Spies Could Sabotage the Coronavirus Fight
Intelligence services have a long history of manipulating information on health issues, and an epidemic is especially tempting for interference. Why aren’t we better prepared?
India’s Illiberal Turn Won’t Shake Its Relationship With the United States
Mobs roamed New Delhi’s streets as Trump and Modi talked, but the partnership remains robust.
What Washington Can Learn About Elections—From Abroad
The United States has aided polarized democracies in countries from Kenya to Sri Lanka. It’s time to apply those lessons at home.
Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid
Israel has long resisted the South Africa analogy, but the U.S. government’s support for annexation is making it a reality.
Slovakia Faces a Stark Choice
A historic murder trial ahead of parliamentary elections could boost liberal democratic forces over the populist ruling party.
The U.N. Won’t Save Idlib. The EU and NATO Can.
It’s too late to defeat the Assad regime, but a humanitarian intervention by the EU and NATO could prevent countless deaths and another massive refugee crisis.
Cults and Conservatives Spread Coronavirus in South Korea
Seoul seemed to have the virus under control. But religion and politics have derailed plans.
The United States Needs to Declare War on Proxies
The most important takeaway from the killing of Qassem Suleimani doesn’t just have to do with Iran.
The End of Volodymyr Zelensky’s Honeymoon
Changing Ukraine is much harder than its president thought. Here is how Zelensky should reboot his presidency and secure his place in history.
China’s Military Can’t Deliver on Humanitarian Promises
Amid the coronavirus crisis, the PLA has been missing in action.
Malaysia’s Geriatric Palace Intrigues Are Causing Political Turmoil
94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad has betrayed his 72-year-old successor Anwar Ibrahim. Again.
Trump’s Pick for Intelligence Chief Represents a Step Forward for Gay Rights
Not long ago, Richard Grenell would have been disqualified for his sexuality. It’s a pity, however, that he’s not the right candidate for such an important job.
How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Lockdown
With outbreaks worldwide, the prospect of quarantine looms. Here are some tips for surviving it.
The Coronavirus Could Finally Kill the Wild Animal Trade
The outbreak may be the push needed to help prevent zoonotic diseases.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Virus Travel Bans Are Inevitable But Ineffective
Experts can't stop restrictions, but they can mitigate them.
The Death of Truth to Power
Intelligence services do their job by staying out of politics. Donald Trump’s new intelligence chief could end all that.
Hun Sen Is More Worried About Beijing Than the Coronavirus
Cambodia’s autocrat is putting his own people at risk to court his Chinese backers.
‘Parasite’ Has a Hidden Backstory of Middle-Class Failure and Chicken Joints
In a few words, Bong Joon-ho conjured up a whole tale of economic insecurity.