Trump’s New Realism in China
Critics aside, the administration does have a strategy, and it is based on reciprocity.
Brazil Must Address Its Own Racist Police Violence
Afro-Brazilians make up over half of the country’s population, but they are still fighting for their right to live.
In Syria, a Grim Trade-Off Between Tackling Pandemic and Famine
The pandemic-fueled food shortage in Syria suggests the worst is yet to come in other conflict-riven countries around the world.
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.
Resurgent Taliban Bode Ill for Afghan Peace
Four months after the U.S.-Taliban deal, the militant group is growing—and growing bolder, while its al Qaeda ties remain.
Bolsonaro’s Failed Diplomacy Leaves Brazil Isolated as Pandemic Rages
Ideological fixations have been a diplomatic and a public health disaster.
Egypt’s Social Media Discovered Its Coronavirus Crisis
The government tried to bury evidence of a national outbreak—until Egyptians forced it to confess.
The Dictator-Run Bank That Tells the Story of America’s Foreign Corruption
BCCI was a kleptocratic institution whose influence reached the White House—and a model for today’s global crooks.
Global Poverty Rampant Despite Sunny Talk, U.N. Finds
Reliance on arbitrary metrics, like a $1.90-a-day bar for poverty, masks huge and growing inequality in the world.
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.
Will the Coronavirus Fuel Conflict?
Projections based on economic and development data show an increased risk of internal violence in fragile states driven by rising prices and falling incomes.
‘America First’ vs. ‘The People’s Vaccine’
The rise of “vaccine nationalism” threatens to leave poor countries out in the cold.
Defund the Bankers
The U.S. economy needs reform, and the Black Lives Matter movement shows how it can be done.
Beijing’s Secret Police Rule Hong Kong Now
The new national security law effectively undercuts the city’s once great justice system.
The Coronavirus Is Hastening Modi’s Transformation of India
New Delhi is invoking the pandemic to accelerate its suppression of the press.
The Tip of the American Military Spear Is Being Blunted
Reforms to the Marine Corps may be necessary to face China, but Congress needs to ask hard questions.
When It Comes to America’s Race Issues, Russia Is a Bogeyman
As talk turns once again to Russia’s role in stoking racial tensions ahead of an election, the United States would be wise to look within.
Annexation Will Probably Go Smoothly. The Problems Will Come Later.
Israel’s annexation of Palestinian territory won’t trigger a disaster. But the aftermath will be toxic for the Jewish state.
France Was Officially Colorblind—Until Now
The country is upending its national identity by finally starting to acknowledge race.