The Coronavirus Is Accelerating History Past the Breaking Point
Every era gets the infectious diseases—and the resulting political upheaval—it has coming.
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Market response to the coronavirus, China deflecting blame, and the dawn of post-democratic Europe.
America Is Having an Unemployment Apocalypse. Europe Chose Not to.
A trans-Atlantic chasm has opened up on pandemic labor policy. We’ll soon know which side got it right.
Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus
Intelligence agencies will play a growing role in keeping their countries safe during the pandemic—by any means necessary.
The United States Can Still Win the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Trump administration has made one mistake after another—and, with some foreign-policy changes, could emerge with more global power anyway.
The Countries That Are Succeeding at Flattening the Curve
Lessons from Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, and Iceland show that the coronavirus can be stopped.
The Coronavirus Won’t Kill the Islamic Republic
The pandemic hit Iran harder than almost anywhere—but may have strengthened the regime’s hard-liners.
How WHO Became China’s Coronavirus Accomplice
Beijing is pushing to become a public health superpower—and quickly found a willing international partner.
Ukraine to World: This Is Not the Time to Go Wobbly on Sanctions
With the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces the greatest global challenge to its sanctions policy since the 1990s.
Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic
Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they’re at it.
America Is Ailing—and Leading the World
The coronavirus pandemic has been a humiliation for the United States—and confirmation of its unmatched international power.
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.
Coronavirus and the Limits of Economics
Why standard economic theories have no answers for this kind of crisis.
The U.S. Government Must Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic
Trump botched the coronavirus response. The United States cannot make the same mistake again.
Beware of Bad Samaritans
China and Russia are sending medical aid to Italy and other coronavirus-stricken countries, but their motives aren’t so altruistic.
It’s Up to Israel to Stop a Coronavirus Catastrophe Among Palestinians
The Palestinian health care system has been held back by military occupation and is unprepared for the coronavirus onslaught. Israel must act swiftly.
Social Distancing Is a Privilege
For a daily laborer in Mumbai, staying home means “my children and my wife will die.”
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Democrats pushing back on sanctions, the use of colonial-era quarantine laws, and blaming China for the coronavirus.
The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever
The pandemic is starting to topple one of the pillars of the globalization era.