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The Coronavirus Is Delaying Elections Worldwide

Moldova and Oman join a growing list of countries postponing their votes for the sake of public health.

A statue of the ancient Greek goddess Athena is illuminated under a full moon in central Athens on July 27, 2018.

Strategists Have Forgotten the Power of Stories

The arts are invaluable to national security policymakers facing an ever-changing future.

A health psychologist in Spain during the coronavirus pandemic

The Next Pandemic Crisis Is Mental Health

The psychological harm of lockdown hits people with existing conditions hardest.

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A young woman believed to be a victim of human trafficking is questioned by police in Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

Residents walk past debris after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011

How Japan Rode a Tsunami to Equality

Japanese women quickly realized that the disaster that struck their country nine years ago was an unprecedented opportunity to overcome discrimination.

Girls read an educational book about family planning in Uganda

Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health

The United States has joined with a group of authoritarian countries in opposing not just abortion, but also basic medical vocabulary that applies to women.

A Mongolian woman walks along a road on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar on July 13, 2016.

Living While Female in Mongolia

The country has some of the worst rates of sexual violence in Asia—and old attitudes are proving hard to change.

Muslim women hold placards during a protest rally held against India's new citizenship law.

India’s New Laws Hurt Women Most of All

New Delhi wants people to prove their citizenship. But Indian women are the demographic least likely to possess paperwork.

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A propaganda poster on preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus is seen on a wall in Hanoi on April 29.

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression

The Communist Party’s tools of control made for effective virus-fighting weapons.

A partial screenshot of https://www.nudtdata.com.cn/, the public version of the virus database

Leaked Chinese Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates

New information may offer insight into the honesty of China’s coronavirus numbers.

Volunteers distribute food boxes and a traditional sweet drink among people for breaking their Ramadan fast in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 3.

On the Coronavirus, Pakistan’s Government Is Missing in Action

As the pandemic threatens livelihoods, the country’s poor are relying almost exclusively on the charity of fellow citizens.

Cheerleaders perform at the opening game of the Korea Baseball Organization League at a crowdless ballpark in Incheon, South Korea, on May 5.

Tales From the Lockdown: How COVID-19 Has Changed Lives Around the World

In South Africa, people are brewing beer at home. Muslims in India are celebrating Ramadan alone. And city streets everywhere are vacant.

A man reads a book in front of a board with an image of China's President Xi Jinping

China Has a Playbook for Managing Coronavirus Chaos

Convincing the world that freedom is worth it will be a hard struggle if Beijing sells its message right.

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