Trump Pledges Military Response to Protests, Provoking Outrage
Congress pushes back after images of police violence spread over the weekend with a move to limit Pentagon weapons transfers to local authorities.
Iran Is Working Hard to Revive Anti-U.S. Operations in Latin America
Reactivating old alliances in America’s soft underbelly is not as easy as it seems.
Welcome to a World of Bubbles
Countries across Europe and Asia are exploring special bilateral arrangements to ease border restrictions. The result could be a globe fractured along epidemiological lines.
Mourning in Mexico
As the coronavirus death toll mounts, interrupted mourning rituals leave families unmoored.
China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump’s Trade Deal
By reportedly halting major agricultural purchases, Beijing makes it likely U.S.-China relations will dramatically worsen.
Canada May Host the World’s First Incel Show Trial
There's plenty of reason to doubt a misogynist murderer deserves to be prosecuted as a terrorist.
With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out
U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.
Leader of Afghan Taliban Said to Be Gravely Ill With the Coronavirus
“Nearly all the Taliban leadership in Doha has the bug,” a senior Afghan official said.
Why Erdogan Won’t Ask the IMF for Help
Turkey's economy is a mess, but its president won't seek an IMF loan because the conditions would mean giving up his extensive patronage network.
How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success
Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.
Kim Is Back, but North Korea Still Isn’t Stable
There’s a lot more to worry about in Pyongyang than just its ruler’s health.
Don’t Touch Your Face: Our Cities May Never Be the Same Again
On this week's podcast: How the coronavirus could transform urban life.
Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust
Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.
Trump Scapegoats China and WHO—and Americans Will Suffer
The White House’s official narrative about the pandemic is contradicted by the facts—and creates new obstacles to stopping the virus.
America’s Race Problem Erupts Anew, Layered With Coronavirus Tensions
Rioting in the aftermath of another police-inflicted death—this time in one of the most prosperous U.S. cities—reveals how little progress has been made.
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The stock market is soaring, African leaders are rallying around George Floyd, and reducing the U.S. military presence abroad could boost the domestic economy.
Rethinking American History in Trump’s Shadow
Catastrophes like the pandemic or the president shape the past as much as the future.
Trump Cuts U.S. Ties With World Health Organization Amid Pandemic
Democrats and NGOs slammed the White House decision, saying the U.S. president was ceding influence to China and further undercutting the coronavirus response.