Ukraine to World: This Is Not the Time to Go Wobbly on Sanctions
With the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces the greatest global challenge to its sanctions policy since the 1990s.
U.N. Security Council Paralyzed as Contagion Rages
A major player in the Ebola outbreak, the council has turned into the site of a U.S.-China showdown over the coronavirus.
‘It’s Pretty Much Going to Be a Death Sentence’
State Department struggles to bring thousands of stranded Americans home as air travel shuts down from the global coronavirus pandemic.
Amid Pandemic, State Department Halts Incoming Classes of New Diplomats
Health concerns deal another blow to the U.S. foreign service, which is already overstretched following a 2017 hiring freeze.
How Governments Got Their Quarantine Powers
If you're locked inside, thank the British Empire for the laws that make it possible.
U.N. Calls for Rolling Back Sanctions to Battle Pandemic
Secretary-General Guterres says it’s time for “solidarity not exclusion.”
China’s Debt Diplomacy Will Get a Coronavirus Boost
The United States needs a generous policy—and a different leader—to counter Beijing.
The Next Wave
U.N. and relief agencies warn the coronavirus pandemic could leave an even bigger path of destruction in the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-riven countries.
China Casts Itself as Global Savior While U.S. and EU Focus on Virus at Home
As Western countries battle with their own domestic epidemic, a newly stabilized China seizes a chance to portray itself as the emerging superpower. Will it work?
Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel
The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.
The Coronavirus Shutdown Slashed China’s Household Finances
Xi Jinping is desperate to get the economy back to life.
U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic
Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.
U.N. Diplomacy In The Age of Contagion
Some delegations are repatriating vulnerable staff from New York amid a surge in coronavirus infections.
The Virus Has Exposed the Recklessness of Trump’s “America First”
The world needs to cooperate to beat the coronavirus pandemic. That includes you, President Trump.
Pompeo Criticized for Failure to Communicate on Coronavirus
Diplomats, lawmakers say the State Department hasn’t been transparent in responding.
Fear of China Made Taiwan a Coronavirus Success Story
Taiwan has 10 million masks a day, widespread tracking, and just 1 death despite being close to the outbreak.