Report: Corruption in U.S. at Worst Levels in Almost a Decade

Corruption runs rampant in most countries, and that has big impacts on things like health care.


The World Is Glad to See Biden Take Office

In major countries, the new U.S. president starts with favorable approval ratings from day one—with the notable exception of Russia.


The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy

A survey of experts offers predictions on the future of U.S. leadership and geopolitical dominance.

A map of Turkey's military entanglements

Is Turkey’s Military Overstretched?

If Turkey intervenes in Nagorno-Karabakh, it would only be the latest entry in Ankara’s growing list of military adventures.

A federal officer pepper sprays a protester in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on July 20. Nathan Howard/Getty Images

How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Silencing Dissent and Sparking Repression

A look at how protests, political violence, and conflict have played out during the pandemic.

Mobile hospital staff wearing personal protective equipment perform COVID-19 nasal and throat swab testing  on April 28, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Globally—and Poor Countries Are Worst Off

Experts have long said extensive testing is the key to mitigating the pandemic. But an analysis of testing data shows low-income countries have few resources.


The Coronavirus Is Delaying Elections Worldwide

Countries begin to reschedule elections after many were postponed due to the coronavirus.

An attending physician listens to the breathing of a patient who is recovering from COVID-19 at HMC Westeinde Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 4.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Affects Health Workers. Here Are the Countries Most at Risk.

COVID-19 has strained medical systems worldwide, but some countries already lacked capacity long before the pandemic struck.

A woman gets as close to the beach as possible along a shuttered coastline

The Tourism Industry Is in Trouble. These Countries Will Suffer the Most.

Many island nations rely on foreign tourists, but the world’s major economies will also see drastic declines in spending as the coronavirus shuts down travel.


Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power

Which Politicians and Senior Officials Have the Coronavirus?


Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak

Get daily updates on the epidemic and learn how it is affecting countries around the world.

A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on Jan. 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Record U.S. Oil Production Is Keeping Crude Prices From Spiking

A shale oil boom has created slack in the global supply chain.

Arg'e Bam, the pre-Islamic desert citadel that was the largest adobe monument in the world made of non-baked clay bricks, is seen on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in the city of Bam, a thousand kilometers (600 miles) southeast of Tehran, on December 18, 2013.

Iran and the United States Have the Same Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trump’s claim that he would target Iranian cultural sites marks a sharp contrast with a decades-old U.S. initiative that helped protect historical landmarks around the world.

A fishbone lies on a dry part of the bed of the River Loire in western France on July 24, 2019, as drought conditions prevail over much of western Europe.

5 Charts That Help Explain the State of the Environment in 2019

The world is not doing nearly enough to fight climate change, but politicians are finally starting to pay attention.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigns in England's northwest on Dec. 7.

For Boris Johnson to Become Prime Minister Again, He (Probably) Has to Win His Seat First

The Conservative Party leader’s hold over his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat represents the narrowest constituency majority for any prime minister in more than five decades.

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