The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy

A survey of experts offers predictions on the future of U.S. leadership and geopolitical dominance.

Mobile hospital staff wearing personal protective equipment perform COVID-19 nasal and throat swab testing  on April 28, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Globally—and Poor Countries Are Worst Off

Experts have long said extensive testing is the key to mitigating the pandemic. But an analysis of testing data shows low-income countries have few resources.

An attending physician listens to the breathing of a patient who is recovering from COVID-19 at HMC Westeinde Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 4.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Affects Health Workers. Here Are the Countries Most at Risk.

COVID-19 has strained medical systems worldwide, but some countries already lacked capacity long before the pandemic struck.

In China’s Credit Ratings, Democracies Pay a Price

Data from Chinese firms shows a Beijing-dominated world would be a financial boost for autocrats.

China’s Global Investments Are Declining Everywhere Except for One Region

Three charts highlight Beijing’s growing interest in the Middle East and North Africa.


Mapped: The Absent Ambassadors

Khashoggi ordeal spotlights staffing gap at embassies around the world.


Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?

The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves.


Words of War

Decrypting nine new military programs that will change the face of battle.

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Infographic: How Does the U.S. Stack Up to World in Executions?

U.S. execution rates are at a historic low, but still higher than almost everybody else.


Infographic: Here’s How the Global GDP Is Divvied Up

Spoiler alert: The United States gets the biggest slice of the pie.


Here’s What Russia’s Military Build-Up in the Arctic Looks Like

While lawmakers and outgoing U.S. officials urge Trump not to let the ‘orphaned’ Arctic slip through the cracks.

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Mapping the Spread of the ISIS Plague

The Islamic State keeps morphing, and the United States and its allies are struggling to keep up.

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Mapped: What Each EU Country Impacted by New Quota Plan Thinks About Refugees

This map shows how many refugees each participating country would take under a recent EU proposal, and how those countries feel about it.

Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm March 13, 2013 near Oxnard, California. A mess with no easy fix: American crops going unpicked -- it's backbreaking work Americans won't touch -- and poor migrants in need of work are shying away for fear of being abused.  AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers of the World, Divided!

Estonian parents get two years of paid leave, U.S. prisoners make $.12 an hour, and other statistics to consider this Labor Day.


Europe’s Migrant Crisis By the Numbers

These four charts show the scale of the continent's humanitarian situation.

Ethnic Uighurs gather on Id Kah Square after Friday prayer in the nearby  main mosque on August 8, 2008  in Xinjiang's famed Silk Road city of Kashgar in China's far northwestern, mainly Muslim Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities announced stepped up controls on religious figures and potential "trouble-makers" in the Muslim city of Kashgar to guard against attacks on the Beijing Olympics which open today following the deadly attack that killed 16 police officers and a new threat by separatists from China's far northwest Xinjiang region to attack the Games. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Interactive Map: Follow the Roads, Railways, and Pipelines on China’s New Silk Road

Beijing's multi-billion dollar integration project aims to connect China to Europe with a network of roads, railways, pipelines.


Mapping Boko Haram’s Growing Insurgency

The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.

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Another Chinese Website Bites the Dust

Crowdsourced translation site Cenci gets "erased from the planet."