Get Ready for a Spike in Global Unrest
COVID-19 threatens to accelerate longer-term rebellion, violence, and political upheaval.
Is South Africa’s Unrest an Insurrection?
President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the violence is politically motivated, but it looks more like an uprising of the poor and unemployed.
South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other
Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.
U.S. Blunts China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America
The Biden administration ships millions of vaccines to the region as its public health crisis worsens.
Fuzzynomics and 12 Other Attempts to Name Our New Era
We asked leading economists and thinkers to define the post-pandemic age.
China Fires Back at Biden with Conspiracy Theories About Maryland Lab
Since Washington launched the Wuhan lab leak investigation, Beijing has been pushing bizarre narratives.
Why Was Syria Just Elected to the WHO’s Executive Board?
A regime that bombs hospitals and blocks convoys of baby formula does not deserve a leading role in global health.
The Shocking Enormity of Russia’s Botched Pandemic Response
A massive third wave is spreading unchecked, anti-vaxxers are rampant, and the Kremlin’s vaccine diplomacy has failed.
We Still Don’t Know India’s True COVID-19 Death Toll
Journalists are only now discovering the extent of the government’s underreporting.
Social Media Provided a Lifeline to a Desperate India at COVID-19’s Peak
Volunteers struggle with trauma and loss after months of efforts.
As Europe Reopens for Travel, North America Is Staying Shut
Scientists say it’s safe for vaccinated people to travel, but the politics of fear is keeping borders closed.
The Pandemic Proves Only Technocrats Can Save Us
Populist politicians love to belittle experts, but when it’s a matter of life and death, the precautionary principle and expertise are what counts.
With Sputnik V, Russia Shot Itself in the Foot
High prices, delayed deliveries, and questions about efficacy raise suspicions about Russia’s vaccine diplomacy in Africa.
Pandemic’s Third Wave Hits Africa
With just 1 percent of the continent’s population fully vaccinated and a higher death rate than the rest of the world, Africa is facing a dangerous surge in infections.
America’s Syrian Allies Deserve the COVID-19 Vaccine
They vanquished the Islamic State and are now in desperate need of aid.
Three Years Is Too Long to Wait for a Global Vaccine Rollout
Impact hubs are a quicker way to get everyone in the world their shots.