I Knew Coronavirus Denier Landon Spradlin. His Death Wasn’t a Punchline.
The evangelical musician died of COVID-19 after calling it fake news. But he was a victim of forces much larger than him.
The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World
The coronavirus pandemic might not disrupt politics in wealthy Western democracies, but it is likely to unleash political instability—and even regime change—in developing countries already suffering from an economic crisis.
Spain’s King Isn’t an Obstacle to Dialogue. Catalonia’s Separatists Are.
Repeated attempts by Catalan secessionists to break away are increasing polarization and preventing reconciliation.
Waiting for Peace on the Front Lines
As political divisions hold up talks with the Taliban, Afghan forces are paying the price.
China Will Do Anything to Deflect Coronavirus Blame
Don’t mistake different messages for division within the party.
Malaysia’s Preventable Coronavirus Disaster
The country’s newest leaders should have jumped into action immediately. Instead, they wasted precious weeks jockeying over cabinet positions.
It’s Time for Congress to Go Remote
America’s politicians are older than ever—and dangerously vulnerable to the coronavirus as a result.
Joe Biden Isn’t a Liberal or a Moderate. He’s a Christian Democrat.
The Democratic front-runner’s ideology has less to do with Obama or the Clintons than a distinct style of European conservatism.
Anti-Trumpism Is Now Enough
Joe Biden is calculating that after four years of Trump—and one global coronavirus pandemic—Americans have finally had their fill of populism.
It’s Time to Cancel the U.S. Presidential Campaign as We Know It
From party conventions to in-person voting, the coronavirus pandemic has made traditional election activities into deadly gambles.
Why Are We So Scared of the Coronavirus?
The pandemic is truly terrifying. But other forces are intensifying our fears.
Xi’s Fake History Lesson for Hun Sen
Eager to appease his benefactor in Beijing, the Cambodian leader is excluding China’s role from the Khmer Rouge narrative.
Modi’s India Is Racing to a Point of No Return
Indian culture may be ancient, but its unity is rare and recent. A growing hostility to Muslims threatens to upend the world’s largest democracy.
Why India’s Muslims Are in Grave Danger
An expert on communal riots says the country may well be witnessing the start of a larger pogrom.
Grow Up About Dictators, America!
The Democrats’ presidential primary has exposed the pathological moral obsessions of U.S. foreign policy.
Cash-Strapped Lebanon Isn’t Ready for the Coronavirus
Grappling with economic and political turmoil, Lebanon’s government is underequipped for a public health emergency.
What Washington Can Learn About Elections—From Abroad
The United States has aided polarized democracies in countries from Kenya to Sri Lanka. It’s time to apply those lessons at home.