In Afghanistan, Bringing New Life Into the World Is Deadly
Terrorist violence and COVID-19 have set maternal health back decades.
The Coronavirus Is Now Another Risk of U.S. Migration
At least 2,500 Mexicans in the United States, many of them essential workers, have died from COVID-19. Back home in Mexico, their grieving families are left without support.
Vaccine Inequality Fuels Suspicion and Division
The world can’t repeat the mistakes of polio, tuberculosis, and measles.
Kremlin Spin Doctors are Leading Russia’s Vaccine Development
With Sputnik V, the country is conflating good headlines with good health.
Brazil’s First Wave Isn’t Over Yet
Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the country’s north, threatening to increase strain on public hospitals. This time, local governments face even more political pressure to lift restrictions.
The Rise of the COVID Dictatorships
Around the world, emergency powers are chipping away at democracy—sometimes with public support.
What Happens When Presidents Get Sick?
Just when the U.S. public needs clarity about Trump’s health, tradition and the president’s proclivities make that unlikely.
When the Coronavirus Reaches the Top
Trump is far from the first world leader to face the political implications of his own positive COVID-19 test. What happens next?
Syria’s Forgotten Displaced Aren’t Equipped to Fight the Pandemic
The regime has restricted aid to those who fled Afrin in 2018, leaving them without test kits, basic supplies, or access to specialist care.
The United States Needs a New Strategic Mindset
For decades, U.S. strategists were thinking short-term. Its leaders should start taking an infinite perspective.
Repairing Humanity’s Relationship With the Planet Will Be Cheaper Than Continuing to Let It Slide
The choice is simple: accept devastating wildfires, extreme weather, species loss, and disease outbreaks or secure a sustainable future at a fraction of the cost.
Counting Presidential Dead Is a Distraction
It doesn’t matter whether Bush or Trump was worse when the problems are the same.
Joining COVAX Could Save American Lives
The vaccine partnership would help ensure equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine—including in the United States—but Trump won’t participate.
Document of the Week: U.S. Plan for World Health Organization Has Few Followers
After announcing its decision to withdraw from the U.N. health agency, the United States still seeks to shape the organization’s reform. It is struggling to find takers.
Don’t Let Health Hold Women Back
A focus on women’s health care should be the basis of any plan for equality.
The Developing World Could Come Out of the Pandemic Ahead
Thanks to favorable demographics, digitization efforts, and quicker health responses, many countries of the global south are faring better than their wealthy counterparts.