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Health workers arrange beds for COVID-19 patients at a care center in Amritsar, India, on May 9.

Mourning in India

Thanks to social media, grief has become collective—even as the pandemic has made it a lonely affair.

Demonstrators call on the U.S. government to commit to a global coronavirus vaccination plan that includes sharing vaccine formulas, on the National Mall in Washington on May 5.

Big Pharma’s Patent Defeat Shows Corporate America Losing Power

The unloved industry could try to fight Biden—or get behind the global drive to vaccinate.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a townhall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Sept. 27, 2015.

Forget Trump. Facebook Should Go After Modi.

Around the world, super influencers have used social media to sow chaos. Facebook’s “Supreme Court” should consider them too.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 16.

What the United States Wants From Japan in Taiwan

Biden should be clear about potential wartime plans now or else risk being disappointed by delays in Tokyo.

Facebook extends Trump ban

Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness

Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change.

Demonstrators protest sexual assaults on women in Kolkata, India.

Report Back Better

The State Department’s yearly human rights report may be the United States’ best tool for fighting sexual violence. Biden needs to get it right.

Joe Biden waves to supporters before meeting with local labor leaders ahead at the union's state headquarters on Sept. 7, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

America Is Becoming a Social Democracy

The Biden administration is accomplishing what was once thought historically impossible.

Supporters of the Indian National Congress party supported the Communist Party of India’s march during the fifth phase of legislative assembly elections in Siliguri, India, on April 13.

As Modi’s BJP Stalls, Can the Congress Party Rev Up?

Last week’s elections showed the Hindu nationalist party isn’t invincible, but the opposition will need to change tactics if it wants to stage a comeback.

The Iranian governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Kazem Gharib Abadi, leaves the venue of nuclear talks in Vienna, on April 6.

The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun

If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don't be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.

Protest in support of Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia

With Putin’s Latest Crackdown, Russia Is Going Dark

As it goes full authoritarian, the Kremlin is targeting the last vestiges of civil society and independent media.

Biden addresses Congress at the Capitol.

Biden’s Goldilocks Foreign Policy

“America is back” wrestles with the lingering imprint of “America First.”

An Afghan man squats while a group of U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division secure the local bazaar in Yayeh Kehl, near Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 14, 2002.

America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent

Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment.

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a photo while on vacation in Siberia on March 21.

Putin Is No Unicorn

“Weak Strongman” argues that to better understand Russia, we need to move past our fixation with its president.

U.S. President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health Experts Slam Biden’s ‘Massive’ Global Leadership Failure

Biden’s speech to Congress ignores his dithering on COVID-19 vaccine patents, jeopardizing millions of lives in other nations, critics say.

Demobilized French soldiers arrive at the Gare de Lyon on their return from the First Indochina War in Paris, in May 1949.

What Biden Should Learn From Indochina

France’s withdrawal shows sometimes the costs of maintaining the status quo are higher than the costs of a drastic policy change.

Sahak Tavukcu mops the floor of the Surp Hresdagabet Church in Istanbul.

For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference

A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.

Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps march during the annual military parade in Tehran, on Sept. 22, 2018.

Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran

Rejoining the Iran deal could undo years of progress in the Middle East.

Blinken meets von der Leyen in Brussels.

Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer

The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort.

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