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.
Deadly Restraints Are a Stain on the EU
The continued use of lethal restraints, as in the case of Iliass Tahiri in Spain, damages the bloc’s human rights advocacy around the world.
The Bubonic Plague Killed Feudalism. COVID-19 Will Entrench It.
Throughout history, pandemics have been a great equalizer. Here’s why this time is different.
In Colombia, the Pandemic Provides Fertile Ground for Illegal Armed Groups
Criminal bands and fighters are capitalizing on fear to expand their control in vulnerable communities.
Document of The Week: Global Plan for Sharing Vaccines
An alliance of international health organizations are competing with the United States and other rich countries in an effort to secure vaccines for the world’s neediest.
As Pandemic Rages, the United States Slashes an Economic Lifeline
Lockdowns and outbreaks have hit the poor hard—and governments worldwide are struggling.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Transform How Vaccines Are Made
The COVID-19 crisis could enable the improvement of the global vaccine system for all diseases. Here’s how that could happen.
In Pakistan, the Army Tightens Its Grip
As military expenditure soars in Pakistan despite an unprecedented economic catastrophe, Khan’s power looks to be waning.
Leaving the WHO Will Hurt Americans’ Health
The World Health Organization is woven into the fabric of U.S. public health, and extricating it won’t be easy.
The Midwives on the Front Lines
Despite rising violence, some of Afghanistan’s most vital workers are fighting stigma to deliver health care to the country’s mothers.
Terrorism After the Pandemic
Months of isolation and governments grappling with other crises could lead to a rise in attacks.