It’s a New Europe—if You Can Keep It
The continent has managed to take a great leap forward—but there still might be a crash landing.
Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic
Health inequalities and government indifference are hitting communities hard.
Coronavirus Victories May Not Be Enough for Cuba
Health care success could inspire economic change, but the future still looks bleak.
The COVID-19 Global Response Index
From FP Analytics: A country-by-country assessment of government responses to the pandemic.
A New Comic Exposes Racism Amid the Pandemic in Brazil
“Confinada” critiques the disproportionate toll the coronavirus has taken on poor and Black Brazilians—on top of ongoing systemic inequality in the country.
COVID-19 Heats Up the New Great Game in Central Asia
Washington has a golden opportunity to counter China’s gains.
Latin America Can’t Survive the Coronavirus Crisis Alone
Countries are too rich to access conventional aid, but they can’t cope by themselves.
The Sociologist Who Could Save Us From Coronavirus
Ulrich Beck was a prophet of uncertainty—and the most important intellectual for the pandemic and its aftermath.
Brazil Halts Police Raids in Favelas
It is only temporary—and poorly enforced—but the move does represent a first step in overcoming decades of brutality.
How to Deglobalize
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians are calling for a rethinking of global supply chains. If they are serious, they’ll need to proceed carefully.
Was China’s Houston Consulate Trying to Steal the Coronavirus Vaccine?
China’s efforts to use the Houston consulate to steal science and technology secrets were “particularly aggressive and particularly successful,” Trump administration indicates.
America’s Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe
A guide to understanding the science, and the politics, preventing U.S. children from being educated this year.
Offline and Out of School
In India, education under lockdown and a deep digital divide threaten to undo real progress in rural areas.
Israel’s Cautionary Coronavirus Tale
A country that stopped the virus cold now faces an ominous second wave.
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.
Uruguay Emerges as a Rare Pandemic Winner in Latin America
Despite the border with hard-hit Brazil, the coronavirus is well under control in the country.
It Is Too Late to Save These Victims of the Pandemic
The COVID-19 catastrophe is shrinking remittances from the United States and creating a looming humanitarian disaster.
As the U.S. Exports Coronavirus, Trump Is Blaming Mexicans
As his poll numbers fall and coronavirus cases rise, the U.S. president needs a scapegoat—and he’s turning to his usual target, Mexico.
China’s Second Wave of Coronavirus Censorship Is Here
After a brief period of praising whistleblowers, Beijing is targeting medical staff and COVID-19 victims again.