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U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress.

Can Biden Sell His Domestic Agenda as a Win Against China?

From climate change policy to COVID-19 relief, Biden’s domestic and foreign-policy goals are coming under fire. 

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during Day Two of the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate at the East Room of the White House in Washington on April 23.

Biden Must Back Money With Real Strategy

To cope with climate change, the Indo-Pacific needs a Marshall Plan.

People wash clothes and rams in the Bani River in Mopti, Mali, on March 19.

How Climate Change Drives Conflict in Mali

Military solutions won’t end terrorism in the Sahel. Addressing the environmental factors destroying livelihoods and fueling extremist groups’ recruitment could.

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at the White House.

‘We Can Turn It Around’

John Kerry on the deep roots of his environmentalism, how he negotiates with the Chinese on climate, and the unshakable momentum of the green marketplace.

A young girl wearing wings is embraced by another next to candles lit in the memory of the victims of  the "Colectiv" nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania on October 30, 2020.

A National Trauma May Win Romania Its First Oscar

“Collective” details how corruption sparked a fire and a political crisis.

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The Biden 100-Day Progress Report

We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the United Nations Climate Conference.

John Kerry’s Biggest Mission

He’s relentless, strategic, kind of annoying—and might just save the planet.

An illustration showing Greens candidate Annalene Baerbock alongside an archival photo of anti-nuclear protesters blowing soap bubbles in 2005.

How the Greens Went Mainstream

They were once Germany’s anti-establishment party. Now they’re on the verge of reaching the peak of power.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stands on a boat looking toward wind turbines in the Middelgrunden offshore wind farm in Oeresund, between Denmark and Sweden, on April 22.

Denmark’s Plan for a Green Future

For a maritime nation, curtailing transport emissions is the first step.

A woman holds a sign during a climate protest in Cali, Colombia, on Sept. 20, 2019.

With a Feminist Foreign Policy, Biden Could Get Climate Change Right

At this week’s summit, the United States will need to think bigger. Here’s how.

Two men play chess by a smog-shrouded lake.

Sino-U.S. Competition Is Good for Climate Change Efforts

In a contentious international environment, superpowers can spur each other on.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a virtual session of the U.N. Security Council.

Boris Johnson’s Climate Rhetoric Lacks a Real Blueprint for Change

For the post-Brexit United Kingdom, climate leadership is easier aspired to than achieved.

A commuter trades plastic bottles to be recycled for transit credit.

Italy’s Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local

Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its “green recovery” is to succeed.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues,

Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts

Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.

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The Anthropocene Is Overrated

The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.

A donkey stands tied up next to a burnt area of Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, on August 16, 2020.

Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon

Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.

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