Keep Calm, the British Government Will Carry On
Boris Johnson's hospitalization has sparked fears of instability, but the U.K. government has functioned smoothly in the absence of prime ministers in the past and continues to do so today.
Can the United Nations Survive the Coronavirus?
In the absence of U.S. leadership, the U.N. is struggling to carve out a role in the face of what may be the greatest threat since its founding.
5 Reasons Why a Global Agreement to Prop Up Oil Prices Won’t Work
Even if the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia make a historic show of cooperation, any respite for the oil industry will be short-lived.
Pandemic Stymies Congressional Check on Trump’s Foreign Policy
Public hearings and classified briefings are another political casualty in the age of contagion.
China Has Its Eyes on Serbia
Beijing is using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence into the EU’s backyard.
How the World Got Berned
Bernie Sanders left the stage just as much of the U.S. government—and the world—was turning to his socialist ideas in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Argentina’s Friendships Could Jeopardize Its Debt Relief
Facing a coronavirus-aggravated economic downturn, Argentine President Alberto Fernández is walking a foreign-policy tightrope between Bolivia, Venezuela, and the United States.
European Hopes for Coronavirus Relief Rise—and Then Fall Again
The curve appeared to be flattening at last, but the latest numbers augur a longer crisis.
Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public-Health Providers
Insurgents around the world are using the pandemic to win new converts and weaken their enemies.
Migrant Workers Can’t Afford a Lockdown
As Qatar races to complete construction projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a small army of workers from South Asia are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus Will Destroy Turkey’s Economy
Ankara’s finances were weak before the pandemic—but the combination of external debt, a public health crisis, and a president who chooses to protect his reputation rather than his people could spell disaster.
Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The world’s major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition—and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.
America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus
Nations have always mobilized young people when facing existential crises like war. The case for national service has never been clearer.
The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya
The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country’s civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.
Sitting in for Boris Johnson, Raab Says He’s Only Part of a ‘Great Team’
The coronavirus-infected British prime minister is still on oxygen in the ICU but is said to be stable, while his foreign minister takes the reins.
Amid Price War, Texas Oil Patch Is Coming Up Empty
Thousands of workers wonder if the coronavirus shutdown will be the worst oil bust of all.